Colonel John Butler’s Regiment of Foot

Active1640-
CountryIreland
AllegianceProtestant
ConflictsIrish Confederate War
TypeFoot
ColonelJohn Butler
Area RaisedLeinster & Munster
Flag ColourPurple & Yellow1)
Flag Design
Field ArmiesStrafford 1640

Regiment that was raised in Ireland for service under Strafford

Service History

1640

  • Raised in Leinster & Munster

1641

  • May: Butler assigned 1000 men for foreign service2)
  • September: Parliament blocks departure

Notes

Coats, Flags and Equipment

When first raised in 1640, the regiment carried purple and yellow flags of an unknown design 3).

Notable Officers

John Butler

Strength

See Also

1) , 3) ECW Flags and Colours 1: English Foot, Stuart Peachey & Les Prince 1990, Partizan Press ISBN:0946525846
2) CSPI 1633-47 p281