Lord Johnstone’s Regiment of Horse

Active1639
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsFirst Bishops’ War
TypeHorse
ColonelLord Johnstone
Area RaisedAnnandale
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field Armies

Covenanter horse from Annandale, patrolling the Border during the First Bishops’ War

Service History

1639

  • April: Raised in Annandale
  • Johnstone given independent command in the Borders
  • June: Likely 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

Clan Johnstone were famous as one of the border reiver clans.

Flags & Equipment

Notable Officers

James, 1st Lord Johnstone

James Johnstone later fought at Kilsyth and Philiphaugh on the Royalist side. He was also later created 1st Earl of Hartfell.

Strength

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