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 +======Sir James MacDowall of Garthland’s Troop of Horse======
 +
 +<WRAP right>
 +|**Active**| 1648|
 +|**Country**|Scotland|
 +|**Allegiance**|Covenanter|
 +|**Conflicts**|Second Civil War|
 +|**Type**|Horse|
 +|**Colonel**|Sir James MacDowall|
 +|**Area Raised**|Wigtown & Ayr|
 +|**Flag Colour**||
 +|**Flag Design**||
 +|**Field Armies**| |
 +</​WRAP>​
 +
 +//​Covenanter troop of horse raised by the Engagers in 1648//
 +
 +===== Service History =====
 +
 +====1648====
 +  *May: MacDowall commissioned Colonel of a troop of horse
 +  *September: Likely disbanded after the Treaty of Stirling
 +
 +=====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
 +
 +Little has come to light of the troop’s activities. ​
 +===== Flags=====
 +=====Notable Officers=====
 +====Sir James MacDowall of Garthland====
 +Laird of the [[https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Clan_Macdowall#​14th.2C_15th_and_16th_centuries|MacDowalls]],​ he served as a commissioner to the army in Ulster, facilitating the transfer of Munro’s expeditionary force to England. ​
 +=====Strength=====
 +  *1648: One troop of 80 authorised ​
 +=====See Also======
 +===== Links =====