Colonel James MacDonnell’s Regiment of Foot

Active1644 to 1647
ConflictsFirst Civil War
Irish Condfederate War
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


  • 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


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



  • November: Battle of Knocknanuss


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


Originally 500 men besides officers in six companies

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