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Sir Frederick Hamilton’s Regiment of Horse

Active1644 to 1646
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeHorse
ColonelSir Frederick Hamilton
Area RaisedKirkcudbright
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

  • Raised in Kirkcudbright
  • June: Taking of Morpeth
  • July: Taking of Hartlepool
  • July to September: Siege of Newcastle
  • August: Routmaster Henry Drummond’s Troop of Horse join the regiment, Drummond promoted to Lt Col
  • September: Return to Scotland
  • September: Quartered in Aberdeenshire

1645

  • May: Battle of Auldearn (Lt Col Drummond's troop)
  • Return to England
  • July to September: Siege of Hereford
  • November to May 1646: Siege of Newark

1646

  • May: Taking of Newark

Notes

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

Strength

  • January 1646: 313 troopers

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