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Essex Trained Bands

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The Essex Trained Bands of 1638 consisted of 4.030 men armed with 2,152 muskets and 1,878 corslets (body armour, signifying pikemen). They also mustered 50 lancers and 200 light horse.

In 1639 men from the Essex Trained Bands were selected for service in Scotland. Half went to Sir Thomas Morton’s Regiment of Foot and half to Sir Simon Harcourt’s Regiment of Foot.

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