Colonel John Home’s Troop of Horse

Active 1648
1651
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsSecond Civil War
Third Civil War
TypeHorse
ColonelJohn Home
Area RaisedBerwickshire
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Covenanter troop of horse raised by the Engagers in 1648, apparently also around in 1651

Service History

1648

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

1651

  • January: The troop accused of base and insolent action killing and wounding several civilians at Guthrie of Guthrie's house

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, either in 1648 or in 1651.

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Notable Officers

John Home

Strength

  • 1648: One troop of 80 authorised

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