Earl of Buchan’s Troop of Horse

Active 1648
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsSecond Civil War
TypeHorse
ColonelEarl of Buchan
Area RaisedForfar & Banff
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Field Armies

Covenanter troop of horse raised by the Engagers in 1648

Service History

1648

  • May: Buchan commissioned Colonel of a troop of horse
  • September: Likely disbanded after the Treaty of Stirling

Notes

A history of the unit is shown in Edward M. Furgol’s A Regimental History of the Covenanting Armies 1639-1651 Edinburgh, 1990. ISBN 0 85976 194 0

Little has come to light of the troop’s activities.

Flags

Notable Officers

Earl of Buchan

James Erskine, 7th Earl of Buchan

Strength

  • 1648: One troop of 80 authorised

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