Viscount Kenmure’s Troop of Horse

Active 1648
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsSecond Civil War
TypeHorse
ColonelViscount Kenmure
Area RaisedWigtownshire
Stewartry
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Field Armies

Covenanter troop of horse raised by the Engagers in 1648

Service History

1648

  • May: Kenmure commissioned Colonel of a troop of Engager horse

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. In 1651 Kenmure was given command of William Stewart of Castle Stuart’s Regiment of Horse which he led to Worcester.

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Notable Officers

Viscount Kenmure

Robert Gordon, 4th Viscount Kenmure, supported the Royalists throughout the Civil Wars

Strength

  • 1648: One troop of 80 authorised

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