Sir Frederick Hamilton’s Regiment of Horse

Active1644 to 1647
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeHorse
ColonelSir Frederick Hamilton
Area RaisedUlster & Kirkcudbright
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesCallendar 1644
Hurry 1645
Leven 1645-6

Covenanter regiment of horse serving with Callendar then returning to Scotland under Leslie

Service History

1644

1645

1646

  • May: Taking of Newark

1647

  • February: Disbanded

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

Notable Officers

A list of the regiment'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

Sir Frederick Hamilton

A Swedish Army veteran. He had previously commanded forces around his estate in ireland For a full Biography see Dominic Rooney The Life and Times of Sir Frederick Hamilton 1590-1647 Four Courts Press, (2013), ISBN 9781846823961.

Lt Col Henry Drummond

Previously served as Routmaster of an independent troop of horse under Callendar

Officer List August 1644

  • Col. Sir Frederick Hamilton (raised in Ulster)
  • Lt. Col. Sir Patrick Mackie of Larg
  • Maj. Henry Drummond (previously independent troop under Callendar), Lt Col by 1645
  • Capt. Robert Hamilton, son of Sir Frederick (raised in Ulster)
  • Capt. Sir Mungo Campbell of Lawers (previously independent troop under Callendar)
  • Capt. Sir James Hamilton of Preston (previously independent troop under Callendar)
  • Capt. Omachie
  • Capt. Auchterlonie

Strength

  • August 1644: 480 authorized
  • March 1645: 294 troopers, 54 officers, 15 others in 7 troops
  • January 1646: 316 troopers in 8 troops

See Also