Colonel Patrick Graham of Inchbrackie’s Atholl Highlanders

Active1644 to 1646
CountryScotland
AllegianceRoyalist
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeHighlanders
ColonelPatrick Graham of Inchbrackie
Area RaisedAtholl
Coat Colour
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesMontrose 1644-5

Atholl Highlanders fighting alongside Montrose

Service History

1644

  • 1st September: Battle of Tippermuir - 500 men
  • October: Battle of Fyvie

1645

  • 2nd February: Battle of Inverlochy - 500 men
  • May: Battle of Auldearn
  • July: Battle of Alford?
  • 15th August: Battle of Kilsyth - 200 men
  • December to May 1646: Siege of Inverness

1646

  • February: Skirmish at Callendar

Notes

In February 1646 Graham of Inchbrackie & John Drummond of Balloch led 700 Atholl Highlanders to rout Campbell of Ardkinglas at Callendar.

Coats, Flags and Equipment

While it is uncertain exactly how the Highlanders were equipped, an idea may be gained from a census carried out in five Atholl parishes in 1638. It was found that 451 armed men were equipped as follows:

  • Sword, targe musket and bow: 54
  • Sword, targe and musket: 38
  • Sword, targe and bow: 11
  • Sword and targe: 21
  • Sword, musket and bow: 2
  • Sword and musket: 3
  • Sword and bow: 71
  • Sword only: 239
  • Musket only: 3
  • Bow only: 7
  • Pole-axe: 1
  • Two-handed sword: 1

Notable Officers

Patrick Graham of Inchbrackie

Strength

  • February 1646: 700 men

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