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 <WRAP right> <WRAP right>
 |**Active**|1639| |**Active**|1639|
 +| |1649 to 1650|
 |**Country**|Scotland| |**Country**|Scotland|
 |**Allegiance**|Covenanter| |**Allegiance**|Covenanter|
 |**Conflicts**|First Bishops'​ War| |**Conflicts**|First Bishops'​ War|
 +| |Third Civil War|
 |**Type**|Horse|  |**Type**|Horse|
 |**Colonel**|Earl of Loudon| |**Colonel**|Earl of Loudon|
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 |**Flag Design**||  |**Flag Design**||
 |**Field Armies**|Leslie 1639| |**Field Armies**|Leslie 1639|
 +| |Leslie 1650|
 </​WRAP>​ </​WRAP>​
  
-//​Covenanter Regiment of Horse of the Bishops'​ Wars, forming part of Leslie’s army //+//​Covenanter Regiment of Horse of the Bishops'​ Wars, forming part of Leslie’s army, later a troop active in the Third Civil War //
   
 ===== Service History ===== ===== Service History =====
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   *June: Standoff at Duns Law   *June: Standoff at Duns Law
   *June: Disbanded following the Treaty of Birks   *June: Disbanded following the Treaty of Birks
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 +====1649====
 +  *Loudon presumably raises a troop of horse, perhaps from Whiggamores he'd led in 1648, it is sometimes known as the Lord Chancellor'​s Troop
 +  *June: Loudon'​s troop is quartered in East Lothian
 +  *July: A trooper prosecuted for fornication at Haddington
 +====1650====
 +  *June: Ordered to East Lothian
 +  *Join Leslie'​s army
 +  *September: Battle of Dunbar
 +  *The troop may have disbanded due to losses or perhaps remnants persisted to serve under Loudon, who fought at Worcester and joined Glencairn'​s rising in 1653
  
 =====Notes==== =====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 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
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 +The Third Civil War troop might have been part of [[covenanter:​horse-regiments:​lord-mauchline|Lord Mauchline’s Regiment of Horse]]?
 +
 =====Coats, Flags & Equipment===== =====Coats, Flags & Equipment=====
 =====Notable Officers===== =====Notable Officers=====
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 ====Earl of Loudon==== ====Earl of Loudon====
 [[http://​bcw-project.org/​biography/​john-campbell-earl-of-loudoun|John Campbell, 1st Earl of Loudon]] [[http://​bcw-project.org/​biography/​john-campbell-earl-of-loudoun|John Campbell, 1st Earl of Loudon]]
 =====Strength===== =====Strength=====
-  * Loudon led 1200 horse and foot at Duns Law in 1639+  *1639: Loudon led 1200 horse and foot at Duns Law 
 +  *1649:100 men and a trumpeter ​in a single troop
 =====See Also======  =====See Also======
 ===== Links ===== ===== Links =====