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covenanter:horse-regiments:marquis-of-argyll-s-lifeguard [11/05/2014 21:24]
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covenanter:horse-regiments:marquis-of-argyll-s-lifeguard [24/02/2017 18:45] (current)
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-|**Active**|1644 to 1645|+|**Active**|1644 to 1647| 
 +| |1648?|
 |**Country**|Scotland| |**Country**|Scotland|
 |**Allegiance**|Covenanter| |**Allegiance**|Covenanter|
 |**Conflicts**|First Civil War| |**Conflicts**|First Civil War|
 +| |Second Civil War?|
 |**Type**|Horse|  |**Type**|Horse|
 |**Captain**|Marquis of Argyll| |**Captain**|Marquis of Argyll|
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 |**Flag Colour**||  |**Flag Colour**||
 |**Flag Design**||  |**Flag Design**||
-|**Field Armies**||+|**Field Armies**|Argyll 1645|
 </​WRAP>​ </​WRAP>​
  
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 ====1644==== ====1644====
-  *January: Raised +  *January: Raised, partly from the Campbell gentry 
 +  ​*Serve with Leven briefly until Argyll'​s return to Scotland 
 +  *April: Quartered in Perthshire 
 +  *May: At Aberdeen 
 +  *June: At Linlithgow 
 +  *July: At Aberdeen 
 +  *July: Sent to Elgin to collect the laird of Drum and other prisoners 
 +  *Campaign with Argyll 
 +  *August to October: Siege of Mingary Castle? 
 +  *October: Siege of Huntly Castle? 
 +  *October: Battle of Fyvie?
 ====1645==== ====1645====
 +  *February: Battle of Inverlochy??​
 +  *February to March: Detachment from Dumbarton to Edinburgh
 +  *June: Recruits assigned from Stirlingshire
 +  *August: Battle of Kilsyth??
 +  *November: Allowed to recruit 40 men from Teviotdale
   *Taking of Lindisfarne   *Taking of Lindisfarne
 +====1646====
 +====1647====
 +  *February: Disbanded, with some troopers joining [[covenanter:​horse-regiments:​sir-william-keith-of-ludquharn|Sir William Keith of Ludquharn’s Regiment of Horse]]
 +====1648====
 +  *Argyll leads 100 horse to Stirling during the Whiggamore raid, but retires before the Engagers arrive
  
 =====Notes==== =====Notes====
-A troop of gentlemen volunteers, ​likely ​equipped as cuirassiers,​ forming Argyll’s Lifeguard. ​In 1645 they accepted the surrender of Lindisfarne,​ but spent the rest of their time serving in Scotland.+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 
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 +A troop consisting initially ​of gentlemen volunteers, ​possibly ​equipped as cuirassiers,​ forming Argyll’s Lifeguard. ​At some time in 1645 they accepted the surrender of Lindisfarne,​ but spent the rest of their time serving in Scotland. They are not mentioned as being present at the battles of Fyvie, Inverlochy and Kilsyth, but as Argyll himself was present, it appears quite possible his Lifeguard were as well. The troop lasted until February 1647 when they disbanded. 
 + 
 +In 1648 Argyll led 100 horse in the Whiggamore raid, but these were likely a collection of recent volunteers rather than a formal troop. 
 + 
 +From 1649 Argyll was nominal commander of a troop in [[covenanter:​horse-regiments:​lord-mauchline|Lord Mauchline’s Regiment of Horse]].
 =====Flags and Equipment===== =====Flags and Equipment=====
-Likely ​cuirassiers+Perhaps ​cuirassiers.
 =====Notable Officers===== =====Notable Officers=====
 A list of the troop'​s officers is shown in Stuart Reid's //Scots Armies of the 17th Century 1. The Army of the Covenant 1639-1651// Partizan Press 1998 ISBN 094652550 ​ A list of the troop'​s officers is shown in Stuart Reid's //Scots Armies of the 17th Century 1. The Army of the Covenant 1639-1651// Partizan Press 1998 ISBN 094652550 ​
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 ====Captain Archibald Campbell==== ====Captain Archibald Campbell====
 =====Strength===== =====Strength=====
-single troop +  *April 1644: 32 men in a single troop at Dunottar 
 +  *May 1644: 60 men in one troop