Colonel William Flower’s Regiment of Foot

Flag Illustration1)
Active1647 to 1660
CountryIreland
AllegianceProtestant
ConflictsIrish Confederate War
TypeFoot
ColonelWilliam Flower
Arthur Culme
Thomas Sadler
Area RaisedIreland
Coat Colour
Flag ColourRed2).
Flag Design
Field ArmiesJones 1647-9
Cromwell 1649-50

Later Colonel Arthur Culme’s then Colonel Thomas Sadler’s Regiment of Foot

Protestant regiment of foot

Service History

1647

  • August: Battle of Dungan’s Hill

1648

  • May: At Dublin
  • Flower replaced by Culme

1649

  • May: A Capt Tighe commissioned to raise 120 firelocks to be added to the Regiment.3)

1650

1651

1652

  • November: Sadler appointed governor of County Wexford

1653

1654

1655

  • Sadler in command of a brigade of 2600 foot sent to England
  • Returns to Ireland, made governor of Galway

1658

1659

  • August: Sent to England with 1000 foot to suppress Booth’s rising

Notes

A partial history of the regiment is given in The Regimental History of Cromwell's Army by Sir Charles Firth and Godfrey Davies, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1940.

Coats, Flags and Equipment

The regiment carried red flags at Dungan's Hill in 16474).

Notable Officers

William Flower

Arthur Culme

Thomas Sadler

Strength

See Also

1) Flag image by kind permission of Wargames Designs
2) , 4) Confederate Catholics at War. Padraig Lenihan, Cork University Press, 2001. ISBN 1 85918 244 5. p 209
3) Richard Caulfield “The Council Book of the Corporation of Youghal” (1878) p608