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Lord Balmerinos’ Regiment of Horse

Active1639
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsFirst Bishops’ War
TypeHorse
ColonelLord Balmerino
Area RaisedEdinburgh
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesLeslie 1639

Covenanter horse from Edinburgh, part of Leslie’s army during the First Bishops’ War

Service History

1639

  • March: Raised in Edinburgh area
  • March: Depart Edinburgh for the Border
  • Join Leslie’s army at Dun’s Law
  • June: Standoff at Dun’s 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

Flags & Equipment

Notable Officers

Lord Balmerino

John, 2nd Lord Balmerino

Strength

  • March 1639: 600 troopers

See Also