Captain John Mortimer’s Troop of Dragoons

Active1645 to 1646
CountryScotland
AllegianceRoyalist
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeDragoons
CaptainJohn Mortimer
Area RaisedFrom Irish Bde
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesMontrose 1645-6

Troop of Irish dragoons fighting alongside Montrose

Service History

1645

  • March: Raised from O’Cahan’s foot
  • March: Loss of Aberdeen
  • August: Battle of Kilsyth
  • September: Battle of Philiphaugh?
  • December to May: Siege of Inverness?

Notes

The troop was raised by mounting Irish musketeers from Colonel Manus O’ Cahan’s Regiment of Foot, in which Mortimer had served as a captain.

Flags and Equipment

Notable Officers

John Mortimer

Scottish, previously captain of foot in O’ Cahan’s regiment

Strength

A single troop

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