Sir James Douglas of Mouswald’s Regiment of Foot

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Sir James Douglas of Mouswald’s Regiment of Foot was a Covenanter foot regiment fighting at Dunbar, later serving as Sir James Douglas of Mouswald's Regiment of Dragoons. The Regiment was active in 1649 and 1650 in the Third Civil War.

In February 1649, Douglas was commissioned colonel of a regiment of foot to be raised in Dumfriesshire; 600 foot to be raised.

In 1650 they joined Leslie's army and on 3rd September, at the Battle of Dunbar they were brigaded with Kerr and Wedderburn.

Douglas escaped to Stirling and in October raised dragoons in Annandale and Dumfriesshire, probably including the remnants of his regiment of foot. But in December, whilst heading towards Glasgow, news of the English victory at Hamilton persuaded Douglas to disband them to avoid capture.

In June 1651, Douglas offers to raise his men again, and is given a warrant to do so, but was likely unsuccessful as there is no further mention of the unit

Notes:
• In August 1649, Dumfriesshire ordered to levy 450 men for the regiment, suggesting only 150 had been raised so far.
• In September 1650: Nithsdale to provide 900 foot levies for Douglas, instead they offer 500 dragoons, which is accepted
• In October 1650: 400 dragoons raised in Annandale and Dumfriesshire

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  • See also:
    •  Douglas of Mouswald

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    Sources for this article include:
  • Edward M. Furgol’s A Regimental History of the Covenanting Armies 1639-1651 Edinburgh, 1990.


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