Lord Fleming’s Regiment of Horse

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

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

Service History

1639

  • April: Commissioned to raise a regiment of horse
  • March: Raised in Lanarkshire and the Upper Clyde area
  • March: Depart Edinburgh for the Border
  • Join Leslie’s army at Duns Law
  • June: Standoff at Duns 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

John, 8th Lord Fleming

Strength

  • March 1639: 2-300 troopers

See Also