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-//Covenanter cavalry regiment ​raised in the Third Civil War //+//Gordon horse raised in the Third Civil War but remaining in Scotland//
   
 ===== Service History ===== ===== Service History =====
  
 ====1651==== ====1651====
-  *Raised ​in Aberdeenshire and Banffshire +  *June: Ordered to be raised from heritors ​in Aberdeenshire and Banffshire 
-  *Serving ​in Northern Scotland +  *July: Ordered to Stirling but instead remain ​in Northern Scotland ​recruiting 
-  *November: Surrender+  *August: Rendezvous with Balcarres 
 +  *September to October: Quarter at Rothiemay 
 +  *November: Surrender ​to the English
  
 =====Notes===== =====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===== ===== Flags & Equipment=====
 =====Notable Officers===== =====Notable Officers=====
  
 ====Lewis Gordon, 3rd Marquis of Huntly==== ====Lewis Gordon, 3rd Marquis of Huntly====
-[[https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Lewis_Gordon,​_3rd_Marquess_of_Huntly|Lord Lewis Gordon]] the third son of [[http://​bcw-project.org/​biography/​george-gordon-marquis-of-huntly|George Gordon, 2nd Marquis of Huntly]] succeeded his father as 3rd Marquis of Huntly in 1649. He served in [[covenanter:​horse-regiments:​lord-gordon|Lord Gordon’s Regiment of Horse]] for the Royalists in the First Civil War and has been characterised as either heroic or rash to the point of insanity.+[[https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Lewis_Gordon,​_3rd_Marquess_of_Huntly|Lord Lewis Gordon]] the third son of [[http://​bcw-project.org/​biography/​george-gordon-marquis-of-huntly|George Gordon, 2nd Marquis of Huntly]] succeeded his father as 3rd Marquis of Huntly in 1649. He served in [[covenanter:​horse-regiments:​lord-gordon|Lord Gordon’s Regiment of Horse]] for the Royalists in the First Civil War and has been characterised as either heroic or rash to the point of insanity ​during that time. In contrast he achieved little in 1651
 ====Capt Patrick Gordon==== ====Capt Patrick Gordon====
 Better known as //Steilhand the Mosser//, he led his troop on independent raids. ​ Better known as //Steilhand the Mosser//, he led his troop on independent raids. ​
 =====Strength===== =====Strength=====
 +  *August 1651: 600 horse
 =====See Also====== =====See Also======
 ===== Links ===== ===== Links =====