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Earl of Loudon’s Regiment of Horse

Active1639
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsFirst Bishops' War
TypeHorse
ColonelEarl of Loudon
Area RaisedAyrshire
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesLeslie 1639

Covenanter Regiment of Horse of the Bishops' Wars, forming part of Leslie’s army

Service History

1639

  • Raised in Ayrshire
  • Join Leslie’s army at Duns Law
  • June: Standoff at Duns Law
  • June: Disbanded following the Treaty of Birks

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

Coats, Flags & Equipment

Notable Officers

Earl of Loudon

Strength

  • Loudon led 1200 horse and foot at Duns Law in 1639

See Also