Colonel Robert Butler’s Regiment of Horse

Active1644 to 1646
CountryEngland
AllegianceParliamentarian
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeHorse
ColonelRobert Butler
Area RaisedWest
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Parliamentarian regiment of horse serving as a garrison unit in the West Country

Service History

1644

  • February: Skirmish at Dorchester?
  • March: Besieged at Hemioch Castle
  • August: Garrison of Wareham
  • December: Relief of Taunton?

1645

  • October to February 1646: Siege of Corfe Castle?

1646

  • February: Skirmish at Wareham

Notes

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Notable Officers

A list of officers is shown in Laurence Spring's Waller's Army, The Regiments of Sir William Waller's Southern Association The Pike and Shot Association 2007 ISBN 978-1-902768-34-2

Col Robert Butler

Not to be confused with Colonel John Butler who led one of the New Model Army regiments of horse.

Strength

  • March 1644: 80 horse at surrender of Hemioch Castle
  • August 1644: Butler to have one troop of Dorset horse as Governor of Wareham

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