is about the Spanish soldiers who supported the Jacobites
in the 1719 uprising.
A total of 319 spaniards survived the fighting, 45 surrendering
at Eilean Donan, and the rest, under D. Nicolas Bolano at
The men were part of Regimento numero
3 La Corona, which was a Tercio of Marine infantry founded
in 1566 as the Naples tercio. It was because of the regiments
amphibious tradition that it was chosen for the Scottish
La Corona wore a French style coat
in white without lapels and with blue collar cuffs and lining,
a blue waistcoat, and white breeches with long white linen
gaiters. Their tricornes were edged with white tape with
a red cockade. Grenadiers wore a tall black fur cap with
a long cloth bag hanging at the back in blue edged in white.
Equipment consisted of a long straight hanger in a double
frog with a socket bayonet suspended from a buff waist belt,
cartridges were carried in a belly-box on the belt, and
a priming flask was carried on a strap over the left shoulder.
Grenadiers had a large leather box on a cross strap for
grenades. Officers and NCO's were much the same as in other
armies except that all ranks from Colonel to Sergeant carried
a ornamented cane.
The colours of La Corona were a white
flag with two golden anchors crossed on a pale blue shield.
- Article by Allan Bryan-Tansley