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MG Richard Montgomery

MG Richard Montgomery

Birth
Swords, County Dublin, Ireland
Death 31 Dec 1775 (aged 37)
Quebec, Capitale-Nationale Region, Quebec, Canada
Burial Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Memorial ID 2303 · View Source
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Revolutionary War Continental Major General. Born in County Dublin, Ireland, he served in the British Army as a Captain before relocating to New York in 1772. In 1775, he was a delegate to the First Provincial Congress of New York and became Brigadier General in the Continental Army. During the Revolutionary War, his troops captured the colors of the 7th Royal Fusiliers and captured Montreal in November 1775. During the assault on Quebec, Canada in December 1775, he was killed in action and the American general was honorably interred in the Quebec garrison. In 1818, his remains were conveyed to St. Paul's Church, New York and Congress erected his memorial.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 2303
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for MG Richard Montgomery (2 Dec 1738–31 Dec 1775), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2303, citing Saint Paul's Chapel and Churchyard, Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .