Colonel John Gordon’s Regiment of Foot

Active1650
CountryScotland
AllegianceRoyalist
ConflictsThird Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelJohn Gordon
Area RaisedDenmark?
Orkneys?
Coat Colourunknown
Flag Colourunknown
Flag Designunknown
Field ArmiesMontrose 1650

Royalist foot of Montrose’s final campaign that ended in disaster at Carbisdale

Service History

1650

  • March: Probably raised from Danish mercenaries and Orcadians
  • April: Take Dunbeath Castle
  • April: Battle of Carbisdale

Notes

John Gordon was a colonel captured at Carbisdale, whether Montrose’s motley collection of Continental mercenaries and recently-raised Orcadians were formally regimented is another question.

Coats, Flags and Equipment

Notable Officers

John Gordon

Gordon had previously served with the Swedish army.

Strength

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