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Sir Alexander Strachan of Thornton’s Regiment of Horse

Active1647 to 1648
1651
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsSecond Civil War
Third Civil War
TypeHorse
ColonelSir Alexander Strachan
Area RaisedMearns & Perthshire
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field Armies

Covenanter cavalry regiment raised in the Second and Third Civil Wars

Service History

1647

  • February: Strachan to raise a troop of horse for the Scots New Model Army

1648

  • May: Strachan supports the Engagement and is promoted to Colonel for Perthshire horse
  • September: Battle of Stirling?
  • September: Disbanded after the Treaty of Stirling

1651

  • Raised in the Mearns

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

Sir Alexander Strachan of Thornton

Strength

  • 1647: 1 troop of 80, reduced to 75
  • 1648: 80 Perthshire recruits authorised

See Also