Lt. Gen. Thomas Hammond’s Regiment of Firelocks

Active1644 to 1645
ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelThomas Hammond
Area Raised
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Field ArmiesManchester 1644-5

Parliamentarian firelock-armed artillery guard of the Eastern Association

Service History


  • May: Storm of Lincoln?
  • May to July: Siege of York
  • July: Battle of Marston Moor
  • July: Siege of York
  • October: Second Battle of Newbury



Equipped with firelock muskets, they also acted as pioneers for the Eastern Association artillery train. 16th April 1645 the Regiment had 47 pioneers.1)

Coats and Flags

In the New Model Army the firelocks (or some of them) wore tawny coats, whether their previous clothing was also tawny is unknown.

Notable Officers

A list of the regiment’s officers is shown in Laurence Spring’s Regiments of the Eastern Association2)

Lt Gen Thomas Hammond

Thomas Hammond was Lieutenant General of the Artillery in the Eastern Association, a post which he retained in the New Model Army.


  • Two or more companies

See Also

1) , 2) The Regiments of the Eastern Association Vol. 1, Laurence Spring, Stuart Press 1998 ISBN 1 85804 119 8