Lieutenant Colonel George Monro’s Troop of Horse

Active1643 to 1648?
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsIrish Confederate War
Second Civil War?
TypeHorse
Lt ColonelGeorge Monro
Area RaisedUlster?
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesMonro

Troop of Covenanter horse serving in Ulster during the Confederate Wars

Service History

1643

  • September: Raised to replace British horse after the Cessation

1644

1645

  • Quartered at Carrickfergus

1646

  • January: Ordered to be disbanded by the English, but refuse
  • Quartered at Coleraine?
  • June: Skirmish at Dungannon, in George Monro's detached force, rather than fighting at Benburb

1648

  • Perhaps one of the 12 troops of horse totalling 400 men sent with George Monro's expeditionary force for the Preston campaign?

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

Flags & Equipment

Notable Officers

George Monro

Strength

  • A single troop of about 62 men in 1643

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