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 +|**Flag Illustration 1**|{{:​covenanter:​foot-regiments:​yester1.jpg?​200|}}((Original artwork by Tony Barton, shown by kind permission of Tony Barton and Charles Kightly. Previously published in Military Modelling magazine))|
 +|**Flag Illustration 2**|{{:​covenanter:​foot-regiments:​yester2.jpg?​200|}}((Original artwork by Tony Barton, shown by kind permission of Tony Barton and Charles Kightly. Previously published in Military Modelling magazine))|
 |**Active**|1639| |**Active**|1639|
-| |1643 to 1648|+| |1643 to 1647| 
 +| |1648|
 |**Country**|Scotland| |**Country**|Scotland|
 |**Allegiance**|Covenanter| |**Allegiance**|Covenanter|
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 ====1643==== ====1643====
-  *Raised ​anew in Linlithgow and Tweeddale+  *August: Hay commissioned colonel, regiment raised ​anew in Linlithgow and Tweeddale 
 ====1644==== ====1644====
   *January: Taking of Warkworth?   *January: Taking of Warkworth?
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   *2nd July: Battle of Marston Moor   *2nd July: Battle of Marston Moor
   *July: Siege of York   *July: Siege of York
-  *July to October: Siege of Newcastle+  *July to August: Quartered at Leeds 
 +  *August ​to October: Siege of Newcastle
  
 ====1645==== ====1645====
   *July to September: Siege of Hereford   *July to September: Siege of Hereford
 +  *July: Small detachment sent to siege of Carlisle
 +  *August: Detachment of 180 men return to Scotland with Leslie
   *September: Battle of Philiphaugh (det)   *September: Battle of Philiphaugh (det)
 +
 +====1646====
 +  *Quartered in England
 +
 +====1647====
 +  *January: Return to Scotland
 +  *February: Disbanded
  
 ====1648==== ====1648====
-  *Raised ​anew in Haddington+  *May: Hay commissioned colonel to raise the regiment ​anew in Haddington ​and Tweedale 
 +  *July: Create a disturbance at Oldhamstocks Kirk
   *July: Preston campaign ​   *July: Preston campaign ​
   *August: Battle of Winwick Pass   *August: Battle of Winwick Pass
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 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 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
 =====Coats, Flags & Equipment===== =====Coats, Flags & Equipment=====
-The regiment was likely dressed in ubiquitous Scots hodden grey with blue bonnets. Flags from the regiment were captured at Preston. The Colonel'​s company carried a white flag while other companies carried blue flags. The white flag had a silver goat’s head crest, with the motto //SPARE NOCHT// and an ornate scroll reading //COVENANT for Religion KING and Kingdomes//​. Flags of the other companies were blue with a white saltire and a central silver goat's head surrounded by a wreath. The inscription was //Couenant for Religion King and Kingdomes//​((Stuart Reid's //Scots Armies of the 17th Century 2: Scots Colours// Partizan Press 1988)) ​+The regiment was likely dressed in ubiquitous Scots hodden grey with blue bonnets. Flags from the regiment were captured at Preston. The Colonel'​s company carried a white flag while other companies carried blue flags. The white flag had a silver goat’s head crest, with the motto //SPARE NOCHT// and an ornate scroll reading //COVENANT for Religion KING and Kingdomes// ​(Illustration 1). Flags of the other companies were blue with a white saltire and a central silver goat's head surrounded by a wreath. The inscription was //Couenant for Religion King and Kingdomes// ​(Illustration 2)((Stuart Reid's //Scots Armies of the 17th Century 2: Scots Colours// Partizan Press 1988)) ​
 =====Notable Officers===== =====Notable Officers=====
 Lists of the regiment'​s officers are shown in Stuart Reid's //Scots Armies of the 17th Century 1. The Army of the Covenant 1639-1651// Partizan Press 1998 ISBN 094652550 and in Stuart Reid's //Scots Armies of the 17th Century 2: Scots Colours// Partizan Press 1988 ISBN 094652550 1  Lists of the regiment'​s officers are shown in Stuart Reid's //Scots Armies of the 17th Century 1. The Army of the Covenant 1639-1651// Partizan Press 1998 ISBN 094652550 and in Stuart Reid's //Scots Armies of the 17th Century 2: Scots Colours// Partizan Press 1988 ISBN 094652550 1 
 ====John Hay, Master of Yester==== ====John Hay, Master of Yester====
 +[[https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​John_Hay,​_1st_Marquess_of_Tweeddale|John Hay]], 1st Lord of Yester then succeeded to the title 1st Earl of Tweeddale in 1654. 
 =====Strength===== =====Strength=====
 +  *November 1645: 299 officers & men
 +  *November 1645: 367 officers & men
 +  *December 1645: 429 officers & men
 +  *January 1646: 516 officers & men
 +  *July 1646: 632 officers & men
 +  *August 1646: 686 officers & men
 +  *May 1648: 1200 foot commissioned to be raised
 +  *August: 81 officers and men surrender at Warrington
 =====See Also======  =====See Also======
 ===== Links ===== ===== Links =====