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 There is a history of the regiment online at [[http://​www.princemauricesregiment.org.uk/​index.php/​historical-articles/​regimental-history/​27-prince-maurices-dragoones-a-short-history.html?​showall=1&​limitstart=|Prince Maurice'​s Dragoones]] of the Sealed Knot.  There is a history of the regiment online at [[http://​www.princemauricesregiment.org.uk/​index.php/​historical-articles/​regimental-history/​27-prince-maurices-dragoones-a-short-history.html?​showall=1&​limitstart=|Prince Maurice'​s Dragoones]] of the Sealed Knot. 
  
-The regiment converted from dragoons to foot when in garrison at Worcester.+The regiment ​did particularly good service at Edgehill, clearing Parliamentarian musketeers from the right flank, at Lichfield, where Ussher was killed scaling the walls, and at Bristol, where they were likewise first into the breach. It is not absolutely certain that they fought at Marston Moor, but appears likely as they formed part of Rupert'​s army earlier in the campaign. The regiment was converted from dragoons to foot when in garrison at Worcester.
  
 =====Coats, Flags and Equipment===== =====Coats, Flags and Equipment=====
 In 1643 the regiment might have received the Oxford army clothing issue of suits of Souldiers Cassocks, Breeches, Stockings and Capps either all in blue or all in red.  In 1643 the regiment might have received the Oxford army clothing issue of suits of Souldiers Cassocks, Breeches, Stockings and Capps either all in blue or all in red. 
  
-Several ​white dragoon guidons with blue and white fringing were captured by Essex'​s army and at Marston Moor, see [[http://​www.princemauricesregiment.org.uk/​index.php/​historical-articles/​regimental-history/​27-prince-maurices-dragoones-a-short-history.html?​showall=1&​limitstart=|Maurice'​s Regiment]] however these cannot be unambiguously assigned to the regiment. At Worcester, they carried green and white flags when serving as a regiment of foot in 1645((Information kindly provided by BCW Wiki contributor 1642))+Two white dragoon guidons with blue and white fringing were captured by Essex'​s army and one at Marston Moor, see [[http://​www.princemauricesregiment.org.uk/​index.php/​historical-articles/​regimental-history/​27-prince-maurices-dragoones-a-short-history.html?​showall=1&​limitstart=|Maurice'​s Regiment]] however these cannot be unambiguously assigned to the regiment. At Worcester, they carried green and white flags when serving as a regiment of foot in 1645((Information kindly provided by BCW Wiki contributor 1642))
  
-In November 1642 the regiment was issued as much carbine shot as musket shot, but by December only musket shot was issued. Issued 8 muskets and a dozen halberds in May 1643((Information kindly provided by BCW Wiki contributor 1642))+In November 1642 the regiment was issued as much carbine shot as musket shot, but by December only musket shot was issued. Issued 8 muskets and a dozen halberds in May 1643, then in June 1643 they were issued powder, match and musket shot((Information kindly provided by BCW Wiki contributor 1642)). These issue records imply that the regiment was armed with a mixture of carbines and muskets initially but soon transitioned to matchlock muskets alone. ​
  
 =====Notable Officers===== =====Notable Officers=====
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 Ussher was Anglo-Irish from Donnybrook, he served in the Bishops'​ Wars and was killed at Lichfield, 21st April 1643 Ussher was Anglo-Irish from Donnybrook, he served in the Bishops'​ Wars and was killed at Lichfield, 21st April 1643
 ====Sir Henry Washington==== ====Sir Henry Washington====
-Lieutenant-Colonel, commanded ​the regiment at Edgehill+Lieutenant-Colonel ​to Ussher and led the regiment at Edgehill. He was promoted to Colonel after Ussher'​s death at Lichfield. ​
 ====Prince Maurice==== ====Prince Maurice====
 [[http://​bcw-project.org/​biography/​prince-maurice|Prince Maurice]] seems to have been honorary Colonel [[http://​bcw-project.org/​biography/​prince-maurice|Prince Maurice]] seems to have been honorary Colonel
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 (1) Luke letter Book 20.2.1642/3 Microfilm narrative (1) Luke letter Book 20.2.1642/3 Microfilm narrative
-Major Gawdy was a Captain of Dragoons under Colonel Usher and received 2 shots in the thigh at Keinton. Because he was at Wantage, his Major made him a Major to a Regiment of Horse being raised in Suffolk.+Major Gawdy was a Captain of Dragoons under Colonel Usher and received 2 shots in the thigh at Keinton. Because he was at Wantage, his Majesty ​made him a Major to a Regiment of Horse being raised in Suffolk.