Sir Duncan Campbell of Auchinbreck’sTroop of Horse

Active1643 to 1646
ConflictsIrish Confederate War
ColonelSir Duncan Campbell
Area Raised
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesMonro 1644

Covenanter horse serving in Ulster during the Confederate War

Service History


  • Raised to replace cavalry who had accepted the Cessation


  • July to September: Campaigning in Leinster under Monro
  • Quartered in Antrim, Coleraine and Londonderry


  • Sir Duncan Campbell killed in Scotland


  • January: Ordered to be disbanded by the English Parliament


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

It is uncertain whether the troop was raised in Scotland or from Scots and English settlers in Ulster.

Flags & Equipment

Notable Officers

Sir Duncan Campbell of Auchinbreck

Sir Duncan Campbell, 2nd Baronet and 6th Lord of Auchinbreck (1597-1645) commanded Argyll’s Highland regiment in the field, both in Ireland then on its return to Scotland. In command at the Battle of Inverlochy, he was captured and then killed by Alasdair MacColla.


  • 1644: 62 men in a single troop

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