Colonel Manus O’ Cahan’s Regiment of Foot

Active1644 to 1645
CountryIreland
Scotland
AllegianceRoyalist
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelsManus O’ Cahan
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
  • July: Siege of Kinlochaline Castle
  • 1st September: Battle of Tippermuir - 400 men
  • 13th September: Battle of Aberdeen - 400 men
  • October: Battle of Fyvie
  • December: Raid on Inverary

1645

  • 2nd February: Battle of Inverlochy - 200 men
  • April: Storm of Dundee (det)
  • May: Battle of Auldearn
  • July: Battle of Alford
  • August: Battle of Kilsyth
  • September: Battle of Philiphaugh
  • December: Siege of Inverness

Notes

There are histories of O'Cahan's regiment available online through Wikipedia and Scotwars

By Philiphaugh O'Cahan commanded a composite battalion made up of all three regiments of the Irish brigade.

Coats and Flags

Notable Officers

Colonel Manus O’ Cahan

Lieutenant-Colonel Donnoughue O’ Cahan

Lieutenant Colonel, led the regiment at Tippermuir, Aberdeen and Fyvie.

List of Officers

  • Colonel Manus O’ Cahan
  • Lieutenant-Colonel Donnoughue O’ Cahan
  • Sergeant-Major Ledwitch
  • Captain Art O’Neale
  • Captain John Mortimer
  • Captain Rowry Duffe O’Cahan
  • Lieutenant John Mac Guyer
  • Lieutenant Cnogher O’Cahan
  • Lieutenant Shane O’Cahan
  • Lieutenant James Dease
  • Lieutenant Con O’Neal
  • Lieutenant Patricke O’Mallen
  • Ancient Phelim O’Donnelly
  • Ancient Bryen O’Neale
  • Ancient Bartholomew Newgent
  • Ancient John Cooper
  • Ancient Donnagh O’Cahan
  • Ancient Dualtagh Mac Duffy
  • Sergeant Owen O’Cognogher
  • Sergeant Hugh Mac Cormacke
  • Sergeant Bryen Oge Mac Cormacke
  • Sergeant William Oge Mac Cormacke
  • Sergeant Tohill Moddirrt Mac Illrey
  • Sergeant John That
  • Sergeant Hugh Oge Lavery
  • Sergeant Hary O’Muldowne
  • Sergeant Daniel Mac Duffy
  • Sergeant James O’Mulhollan
  • Sergeant Edward Keltey
  • Sergeant Terlagh Mac Cana

Strength

Originally 500 men in six companies, besides officers

See Also

Manus O'Cahan's Regiment is re-enacted by Manus O'cahan's Regiment of Foote of the Sealed Knot.