Lieutenant Colonel William Cunningham’s Troop of Horse

Active1643 to 1648
CountryIreland
Scotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsIrish Confederate War
TypeHorse
CaptainWilliam Cunningham
Area RaisedUlster
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesMonro

Covenanter troop of horse of Monro’s army raised and serving in Ireland

Service History

1643

  • Raised after the Cessation

1644

  • Serving on Monro's Leinster campaign
  • May: Take Belfast
  • Quartered around Belfast

1645

  • Quartered around Belfast

1646

  • January: Parliament declares the troop illegally raised
  • June: Battle of Benburb

1647

1648

  • Cunningham supports the Engagement

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

Raised from the settlers of Ulster, this troop formed part of Monro's army in Ulster.

Flags and Equipment

Notable Officers

William Cunningham

Strength

  • A single troop

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