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 <WRAP right> <WRAP right>
-|**Active**|1647 to 1650|+|**Active**|1647 to 1651|
 |**Country**|Scotland| |**Country**|Scotland|
 |**Allegiance**|Covenanter| |**Allegiance**|Covenanter|
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 |**Type**|Horse|  |**Type**|Horse|
 |**Colonel**|Thomas Craig| |**Colonel**|Thomas Craig|
-|**Area Raised**| | +|**Area Raised**|Edinburgh|
 |**Flag Colour**||  |**Flag Colour**||
 |**Flag Design**||  |**Flag Design**||
-|**Field Armies**||+|**Field Armies**|Leslie 1650| 
 +| |Charles 1651|
 </​WRAP>​ </​WRAP>​
 +
 +//​Covenanter horse raised for the Scots New Model Army, later serving at Dunbar and Worcester//
  
 ===== Service History ===== ===== Service History =====
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   *Formed from a troop of [[covenanter:​horse-regiments:​david-leslie|Maj. Gen. David Leslie’s Regiment of Horse]] for the Scots New Model Army   *Formed from a troop of [[covenanter:​horse-regiments:​david-leslie|Maj. Gen. David Leslie’s Regiment of Horse]] for the Scots New Model Army
 ====1648==== ====1648====
 +  *Craig opposes the Engagers, the activities of his troop are unknown
 ====1649==== ====1649====
 +  *February: Craig commissioned Colonel of horse for Midlothian
 +  *Re-raised in Edinburgh area with 2 troops
 ====1650==== ====1650====
-  *3rd September: Battle of Dunbar ​- //2 troops//+  ​*June: Quartered in Midlothian 
 +  *Join Leslie'​s army 
 +  ​*3rd September: Battle of Dunbar ​ 
 +====1651==== 
 +  *April: Ordered to Angus 
 +  *May: Assigned to Leslie'​s 1st Cavalry Brigade 
 +  *September: Battle of Worcester
  
 =====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
 +
 +Presumably the '​Colonel Cragg'​s'​ regiment mentioned by the English as fighting at Dunbar. ​
 ===== Flags===== ===== Flags=====
 =====Notable Officers===== =====Notable Officers=====
-====Thomas Craig====+====Thomas Craig of Riccarton====
 Previously Lt Col of Leslie'​s Regiment of Horse Previously Lt Col of Leslie'​s Regiment of Horse
 =====Strength===== =====Strength=====
-  *1647: 1 troop+  *1647: 1 troop of 80, reduced to 75 
 +  *1649: 2 troops, 200 men to be levied 
 +  *July 1649: Only Lt Col Alexander Inglis of Ingliston'​s troop raised, of 57 men 
 +  *August 1649: Midlothian ordered to levy another 133 troopers 
 +  *June 1650: 2 troops 
 +  *July 1650: 133 more troopers to be levied to form 2 new troops 
 +  *1650: 4 troops? 
 +  *June 1651: 120 more levies ordered from Midlothian
 =====See Also======  =====See Also======
 ===== Links ===== ===== Links =====