Earl of Cassillis’ Regiment of Horse

Active1648
1650
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsSecond Civil War
Third Civil War
TypeHorse
ColonelEarl of Cassillis
Area RaisedWestern Scotland
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesWhiggamores 1648
Leslie 1650

Covenanter Regiment of Horse raised for the Whiggamore Raid of 1648 and again for the Third Civil War

Service History

1648

  • September: Raised in Carrick and Galloway
  • September: Skirmish with the Engagers at Linlithgow
  • September: Flee to Edinburgh then join the Whiggamore forces at Falkirk
  • September: Disbanded after the Treaty of Stirling

1650

  • Raised anew in Western Scotland
  • 3rd September: Battle of Dunbar

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

Cassillis' Whiggamore horse of 1648 were said to be bonnet lairds, tenants and peasants

Flags

Notable Officers

Earl of Cassillis

Strength

  • 1648: Allegedly 600 horse

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