Lord Erskine’s Regiment of Horse

Active1651
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsThird Civil War
TypeHorse
ColonelLord Erskine
Area RaisedDumbarton
Stirling
Clackmannan
Coat Colour
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesCharles 1651

Covenanter cavalry regiment raised in the Third Civil War and fighting at Worcester

Service History

1650

  • December: Erskine nominated colonel of horse for Dumbarton, Stirling and Clacmannanshire

1651

  • January: Erskine commissioned colone
  • Raised in Stirling, Clackmannan and Dumbarton
  • May: Assigned to Van Druske’s 6th Cavalry Brigade
  • May: Illegally cessing Renfrewshire, moved out of Dumbartonshire
  • September: Battle of Worcester

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

John Erskine, Lord Erskine

Strength

See Also