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covenanter:horse-regiments:sir-arthur-erskine-of-scotscraig [24/03/2016 20:31]
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covenanter:horse-regiments:sir-arthur-erskine-of-scotscraig [13/09/2016 11:54] (current)
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   *Erskine raises a troop of horse   *Erskine raises a troop of horse
   *August: quartered in east Stirlingshire   *August: quartered in east Stirlingshire
-  *SeptemberBattle of Tippermuir?​ +  *SeptemberBattle of Tippermuir? 
-====1650==== + 
-  *Raised ​in Stirling and Clackmannan+====1649==== 
 +  *February: Erskine commissioned colonel of horse to be raised ​in Stirling and Clackmannanshire 
 +  *June: Rm Campbell of Lundie'​s troop quartered in Mearns
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-  *Additional 118 levy horse added +  *June: Ordered to Stirlingshire,​ Linlithgow and Dumbarton 
-  *3rd September: Battle of Dunbar - //3 troops//+  *3rd September: Battle of Dunbar - //3 troops?// 
 +  *September: Retreat to Stirling 
 +  *September: Quarter in Fife to protect Burntisland
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-  *Assigned to Middleton'​s 4th Cavalry Brigade +  *May: Assigned to Middleton'​s 4th Cavalry Brigade 
-  *September: Battle of Worcester+  *September: Battle of Worcester ​//Sir Arthur Erskine of Sotscraig killed//
  
 =====Notes==== =====Notes====
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 A list of officers is shown in Stuart Reid's //Scots Armies of the 17th Century 2: Scots Colours// Partizan Press 1988 ISBN 094652550 1  A list of officers is shown in Stuart Reid's //Scots Armies of the 17th Century 2: Scots Colours// Partizan Press 1988 ISBN 094652550 1 
 ====Sir Arthur Erskine of Scotscraig==== ====Sir Arthur Erskine of Scotscraig====
 +Killed at the Battle of Worcester
 +====Sir Charles Erskine====
 +Lt Col of the regiment of horse, he was also governor of Dumbarton Castle from 1649 to 1652
 =====Strength===== =====Strength=====
 +  *February 1649: 240 horse to be raised
 +  *July 1649: 3 troops; Col Sir Arthur Erskine 60 men, Lt Col Sir Charles Erskine of Alva 50 men, Rm Campbell of Lundie 60 men
 +  *August 1649: 118 more recruits ordered
 +  *July 1650: 173 more levies ordered intended to form 3 more troops, success unknown
 +  *September 1650: 96 more recruits ordered from Fife
 =====See Also======  =====See Also======
 ===== Links ===== ===== Links =====