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Sir James Ramsay’s Regiment of Horse

Active1644 to 1646
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeHorse
ColonelSir James Ramsay
Area Raised
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesBalfour 1644
Leven 1645

Covenanter regiment of horse raided for service in England, returning to Scotland to fight Montrose, then serving at the siege of Newark

Service History

1644

  • Raised for service in England, but soon return to Scotland
  • October: Battle of Fyvie (3 troops)

1645

  • 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 James Ramsay

Appointed governor of Berwick after Fyvie

Strength

  • January 1646: 417 strong at Newark

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