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Colonel James Ussher’s Regiment of Dragoons

Active1642-1646
CountryEngland
AllegianceRoyalist
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeDragoons
Foot
ColonelJames Ussher
Sir Henry Washington
Area Raised
Coat Colour
Flag ColourGreen & White?
Flag Design
Field ArmiesOxford 1642-3
Rupert 1644

Later Sir Henry Washington’s Regiment of Dragoons, also known as Prince Maurice’s Regiment of Dragoons

Regiment of dragoons that fought as part of the Oxford Army, on York March, then converted to a foot regiment in the garrison of Worcester

Service History

1642

  • August: Repulse from Coventry
  • 23rd September: Battle of Powick Bridge
  • 23rd October: Battle of Edgehill - Right flank
  • 13th November: Standoff at Turnham Green
  • 5th December: Storm of Marlborough - Under Lord Wilmot
  • 9th December: Quartered at Burford

1643

  • January: Skirmish at Burford?
  • 2nd February: Storm of Cirencester
  • April: Storm of Birmingham
  • April: Siege of Lichfield
  • April: Battle of Caversham Bridge
  • June: Skirmish at Chinnor
  • June: Battle of Chalgrove Field
  • June: Raid on West Wycombe
  • 26th July: Storm of Bristol - Part of Colonel Henry Wentworth's Brigade
  • August to September: Siege of Gloucester

1644

  • May: Storm of Stockport
  • 2nd July: Battle of Marston Moor - 500 men app.
  • September: Skirmish at Montgomery
  • September: Battle of Montgomery Castle

1645

  • April: Storm of Ledbury
  • December: Skirmish at Abberley?

1646

  • May to July: Besieged in Worcester

Notes

The regiment converted from dragoons to foot when in garrison at Worcester.

Coats and Flags

May have carried green and white flags 1)

Notable Officers

James Ussher

Ussher was Anglo-Irish from Donnybrook, he served in the Bishops' Wars and was killed at Lichfield, 21st April 1643

Sir Henry Washington

Lieutenant-Colonel, commanded the regiment at Edgehill

Prince Maurice

Prince Maurice seems to have been honorary Colonel

Strength

See Also

The regiment is re-enacted by Prince Maurice's Dragoones, a regiment of the Sealed Knot.

1) Information kindly provided by BCW Wiki contributor 1642