Sir William Douglas’ Troop of Horse

Active1640
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsSecond Bishops’ War
TypeHorse
ColonelSir William Douglas
Area RaisedTeviotdale
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field Armies

Covenanter horse guarding the Borders during the Second Bishops’ War

Service History

1640

  • Raised in Teviotdale
  • Guard the Borders against possible English incursion, based at Gerat

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

Coats, Flags & Equipment

Notable Officers

Sir William Douglas

Sherriff of Teviotdale

Strength

  • 1640: 60 men

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