The Late Heroic General Montgomery

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The Late Heroic General Montgomery

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Item No: ELK0010001
Title: The Late Heroic General Montgomery
Publication Year: ca. 1776
Media Type: Copperplate Engravings
Source: Rare Book Department

Richard Montgomery was born in Dublin, Ireland on December 2, 1738. He began his military career as a solider in the British Army.  After leaving the British Army and moving to New York his sympathy for the American patriotic cause grew. In 1775 he became a delegate to the Provincial Congress and later on a Major General in the Continental Army. He is best known for his successful attack on Montreal but was killed on December 31, 1775 in a failed assault against Quebec that was coordinated with Benedict Arnold.


Bellesiles, Michael. "Richard Montgomery." Encyclopedia of the American Revolution: Library of Military History. Ed. Harold E. Selesky. Detroit: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2006. Biography In Context. Web. 1 Aug. 2013.

Call Number: Elkengravings
Creator Name: Anonymous