Colonel James MacDonnell’s Regiment of Foot

Active1644 to 1647
CountryIreland
Scotland
AllegianceRoyalist
ConflictsFirst Civil War
Irish Condfederate War
TypeFoot
ColonelJames MacDonnell
Area RaisedUlster
Coat Colour
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesMontrose 1644-5

One of the three regiments of the famous Irish Brigade fighting in Scotland during the campaigns of Montrose

Service History

1644

  • Raised by the Earl of Antrim in Ulster
  • Shipped to Scotland
  • 1st September: Battle of Tippermuir - 400 men
  • 13th September: Battle of Aberdeen - 400 men

1645

  • 2nd February: Battle of Inverlochy - 200 men
  • May: Battle of Auldearn
  • July: Battle of Alford
  • August: Battle of Kilsyth

1646

1647

  • November: Battle of Knocknanuss

Notes

MacDonnell returned to Ireland and led a regiment for the Catholic Confederacy.

Coats, Flags and Equipment

Notable Officers

Colonel James MacDonnell

Lieutenant-Colonel John Mac Donnell

Officer List

  • Colonel James MacDonnell
  • Lt Colonel John Mac Donnell
  • Sergeant-Major Swyne
  • Captain John Mac Cleane
  • Captain Hugh O’Neal
  • Captain Twole O’Hara
  • Lieutenant James O’Hara
  • Lieutenant Arte Carragh O’Guilluir
  • Lieutenant Sorly Mac Donnell
  • Lieutenant Daniell O’Neale
  • Ensign Laghlan Mac Keon
  • Ensign Donnagh O’Guilluire
  • Ensign John Mac Heaghin
  • Ensign Bryne O’Hara
  • Sergeant William Mac Keon
  • Sergeant Hugh Mac O’Kealte
  • Sergeant Donnagh McGilhany
  • Sergeant Manus O’Hara
  • Sergeant Christopher Sherlogge
  • Sergeant Eivar O’Mullan
  • Sergeant Henry O’Mulchallin

Strength

Originally 500 men besides officers in six companies

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