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 <WRAP right> <WRAP right>
-|**Active**|1644 to 1646|+|**Active**|1640 to 1641| 
 +|1644 to 1646|
 |**Country**|Scotland| |**Country**|Scotland|
 |**Allegiance**|Covenanter| |**Allegiance**|Covenanter|
-|**Conflicts**|First Civil War|+|**Conflicts**|Second Bishops'​ War| 
 +|First Civil War|
 |**Type**|Horse|  |**Type**|Horse|
 |**Colonel**|Sir James Ramsay| |**Colonel**|Sir James Ramsay|
-|**Area Raised**| | +|**Area Raised**|Lothian|
 |**Flag Colour**||  |**Flag Colour**||
 |**Flag Design**||  |**Flag Design**||
-|**Field Armies**|Balfour 1644|+|**Field Armies**|Leslie 1640-1| 
 +| |Callendar 1644| 
 +|Balfour 1644|
 | |Leven 1645| | |Leven 1645|
 </​WRAP>​ </​WRAP>​
  
-//​Covenanter regiment of horse raided ​for service in England, ​ returning to Scotland to fight Montrose, ​then serving at the siege of Newark//+//​Covenanter regiment of horse raised for the Second Bishops War, then for service in England, returning to Scotland to fight Montrose, ​later serving at the siege of Newark//
   
 ===== Service History ===== ===== Service History =====
 +
 +====1640====
 +  *Raised in Lothian
 +  *August: Join Leslie'​s army at Duns
 +  *August to August 1641: Quartered outside Newcastle
 +
 +====1641====
 +  *August: Return to Scotland and disbanded after the Treaty of London
  
 ====1644==== ====1644====
 +  *Spring: Raised for service in England
 +  *June: Join Callendar'​s force
 +  *September: Return to Scotland
   *October: Battle of Fyvie (3 troops)   *October: Battle of Fyvie (3 troops)
  
 ====1645==== ====1645====
 +  *Return to England
 +  *Spring: Ramsay made governor of Berwick, probably the regiment garrisons Berwick
   *November to May 1646: Siege of Newark   *November to May 1646: Siege of Newark
  
 ====1646==== ====1646====
   *May: Taking of Newark   *May: Taking of Newark
 +  *Quartered in Cleveland
 +  *Return to Scotland
 +====1647====
 +  *February: Disbanded
  
 =====Notes==== =====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
  
 +Also known at the Lothian Horse in 1640. Furgol suggests that [[covenanter:​horse-regiments:​robert-dundas|Routmaster Robert Dundas’ Troop of Horse]] may have joined the regiment around July 1644.
 ===== Flags===== ===== Flags=====
 =====Notable Officers===== =====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 James Ramsay ==== ==== Sir James Ramsay ====
 +Major General of Horse in 1644. Appointed governor of Berwick after Fyvie
 =====Strength===== =====Strength=====
-   ​*January 1646: 417 strong at Newark+   ​*January 1646: 417 strong at Newark ​in 8 troops
 =====See Also======  =====See Also======
 ===== Links ===== ===== Links =====