Colonel Walter Scott’s Regiment of Horse

Active1659 to 1651
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsThird Civil War
TypeHorse
ColonelWalter Scott
Sir Walter Scott
Area RaisedRoxburgh & Selkirk
Flag ColourBlue?
Flag DesignWhite saltire?
Field ArmiesLeslie 1650
Browne 1651

Later Sir Walter Scott of Whitestede's Regiment of Horse

Covenanter horse of the Third Civil War fighting at Dunbar and Inverkeithing

Service History

1649

  • Raised in Roxburgh and Selkirk

1650

  • 3rd September: Battle of Dunbar - 5 troops
  • September: Regiment taken over by Sir Walter Scott of Whitslaid who is commissioned to raise horse in Teviotdale, Selkirk and Peebles
  • October: Join the Western Association army
  • November: Quartered in Fife
  • November: Ordered to Stirling

1651

  • April: Quartered in Dunfermline
  • May: Assigned to Browne's 3rd Cavalry Brigade
  • June: Ordered from Fife to join the army at Stirling
  • July: Sent with Brown and Holborn to Inverkeithing
  • July: Battle of Inverkeithing left wing

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

Flags and Equipment

A cornet said to have been from the regiment is preserved at the National Museum of Scotland. It is larger than a usual cornet and is blue with a white saltire.1)

Notable Officers

A list of the regiment's officers is shown in Stuart Reid's Scots Armies of the 17th Century 2: Scots Colours Partizan Press 1988 ISBN 094652550 1

Walter Scott

Sir Walter Scott of Whitslaid

Strength

See Also

1) Stuart Reid's Scots Armies of the 17th Century 2: Scots Colours Partizan Press 1988