Lieutenant Colonel William Hamilton's Troop of Horse

Active1646 to 1647
CountryScotland
England
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeHorse
Lt ColWilliam Hamilton
Area RaisedEngland
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesLeven 1646

Scots horse lately of the Parliamentarian army serving the Covenanters in 1646

Service History

1646

  • January to May: Siege of Newark
  • August: Reduced to 1 troop

1647

  • February: Disbanded

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

Hamilton was Major of Devereaux's horse in Parliamentarian service. By January 1646 he commanded 2 troops under Leven at Newark, these were reduced into a single troop in August and disbanded by February 1647.

Flags & Equipment

Notable Officers

William Hamilton

Strength

  • January 1646: 2 troops, one with 4 officers and 60 troopers
  • January 1646: 101 in 2 troops

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