Captain John Hotham with his 4 companies of foot (approx. 400 men), 3 troops of horse (approx. 180 men) and 2 light cannon take up positions on the south side of the River Tees in the hamlet of Cliffe. On the north bank of the River Tees, in and around the village of Piercebridge, the Royalist advance guard under Colonel Thomas Howard comprising of 8 companies of foot (approx. 800 men), 3 troops of horse (approx. 180 men), 5 companies of dragoons (approx. 500 men) take up their positions while on Carlbury Hill 8 medium cannon take up position to bombard the Parliamentarian positions at Cliffe while the Royalist dragoons get ready to storm the bridge.
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