Artillery Guard of Firelocks

Active1645 to 1646
CountryEngland
AllegianceParliamentarian
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeFoot
Capt LtDesborough
Brent
Area Raised
Coat ColourTawny lined White
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesNMA 1645-6

Artillery Guard of the New Model Army

Service History

1645

  • May to June: Siege of Oxford
  • June: Battle of Naseby
  • June: Siege of Leicester
  • August to September: Siege of Bristol

1646

  • January: Taking of Kingswear Fort
  • May to June: Siege of Oxford

1647

Notes

These two companies of firelocks served as guard for the artillery train of the New Model Army, that was commanded by Lieutenant General Hammond. Their most notable service was their successful defence of the New Model Army baggage train from Prince Rupert's victorious cavalry at Naseby.

Coats and Equipment

Wore tawny coats in 1645 and carried firelock muskets. Hammond was paid for 2 colours on the 11th April 1645. (N.A. SP28/29/209)

Notable Officers

Capt Lt Desborough

Capt Lt Brent

Strength

Two companies

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