Lamont Highlanders

Active1645 to 1646
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
Royalist
ConflictsFirst Civil War
Third Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelSir James Lamont
Area RaisedCowal
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesArgyll 1645
MacColla 1645-6

Highlanders initially fighting with the Covenanters at Inverlochy then changing sides to the Royalists

Service History

1645

  • January: Sir James Lamont raises his clan
  • February: Battle of Inverlochy, fighting with the Covenanters
  • Join the Royalists
  • Autumn: Besiege the tower of Kilmun in Cowal
  • Ravage the lands of the Campbells alongside MacColla

1646

  • May to June: Besieged at Toward and Ascog Castles
  • June: Massacred at Dunoon churchyard by the Campbells

Notes

A history of the unit is shown in Edward M. Furgol’s A Regimental History of the Covenanting Armies 1639-1651 Edinburgh, 1990. ISBN 0 85976 194 0

Clan Lamont

Flags and Equipment

Notable Officers

Sir James Lamont

Captured at Inverlochy, he was persuaded to join the Royalists.

Strength

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