Sir Charles Coote’s Troop of Dragoons

Active1641 to 1642?
CountryIreland
AllegianceParliamentarian
ConflictsIrish Confederate War
TypeDragoons
CaptainSir Charles Coote
Area RaisedLeinster
Coat Colour
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesOrmond 1641-2

Troop of Dragoons raised and serving in Ireland

Service History

1641

  • Raised
  • November: Relief of Wicklow Castle?
  • December: Skirmish at Kilcoole?

1642

  • May: Coote killed at Trim
  • August: Garrisoned at Taulagh

Notes

In 1641-2 Coote led 60 dragoons in the Leinster army. Based at Naase in 1642.

Flags and Equipment

Notable Officers

Sir Charles Coote

Sir Charles Coote senior was one of the Protestant leaders at the start of the Irish revolt. He was killed in a skirmish at Trim on the 7th of May 1642. His son, Sir Charles Coote, 2nd Baronet, also fought in the Confederate Wars and led Protestant and Parliamentarian forces in Ulster.

Strength

  • 1641-2: 60 dragoons newly raised in the Leinster army

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