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-|**Active**||+|**Active**|1645?| 
 +| |1649 to 1651|
 |**Country**|Scotland| |**Country**|Scotland|
 |**Allegiance**|Covenanter| |**Allegiance**|Covenanter|
-|**Conflicts**||+|**Conflicts**|Third Civil War|
 |**Type**|Horse|  |**Type**|Horse|
-|**Colonel**|Charles Arnott| +|**Colonel**|Sir Charles Arnott| 
-|**Area Raised**||  +|**Area Raised**|Fife|  
-|**Flag Colour**||  +|**Flag Colour**|Red|  
-|**Flag Design**||  +|**Flag Design**|2 known|  
-|**Field Armies**|+|**Field Armies**|Leslie 1650| 
 +| |Browne 1651|
 </​WRAP>​ </​WRAP>​
 +
 +//​Covenanter horse of the Third Civil War//
  
 ===== Service History ===== ===== Service History =====
  
 ====1645==== ====1645====
-  *2nd February: Inverlochy+  *2nd February: Inverlochy??
  
 +====1649====
 +  *June: Arnott leading an 'old troop' as Lt Col
 +  *Quartered in Lanark, Ayr and Renfrewshire
 ====1650==== ====1650====
 +  *Expanded to a regiment of 3 troops, with recruits from Fife
   *3rd September: Battle of Dunbar - //3 troops//   *3rd September: Battle of Dunbar - //3 troops//
 +  *September: Ordered to Burntisland
 +  *September to November: Quartered in Fife
 +====1651====
 +  *March: Major Johnston cited for treason and defects to the English
 +  *May: Assigned to 3rd cavalry brigade under Sir John Brown
 +  *June: Ordered to Stirling
 +  *July: Battle of Inverkeithing
  
 =====Notes==== =====Notes====
-===== Flags=====+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===== 
 +Two cornet from Arnott'​s regiment were probably captured at Inverkeithing. Lt Col Govan'​s was red with a red and white fringe, small yellow star and large sword and a partial inscription //S... QV... PA...//. Major Johnston'​s cornet was red with a red and white fringe and a gold arm and sword. ((Stuart Reid's //Scots Armies of the 17th Century 2: Scots Colours// Partizan Press 1988)) ​
 =====Notable Officers===== =====Notable Officers=====
-====Charles Arnott====+====Sir Charles Arnott==== 
 +Died of wounds some months after Inverkeithing 
 +====Lt Col William Govan==== 
 +====Major William Johnston==== 
 +Defected to the English
 =====Strength===== =====Strength=====
 +  *1649: 1 troop
 +  *1650: 3 troops
 =====See Also======  =====See Also======
 ===== Links ===== ===== Links =====