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Richard Montgomery

Richard Montgomery displayed on a prominent corner in the War Room of the New York State Capitol Building

Maj. Gen. Richard Montgomery by J. Wallace Kelly (1894 – 1976) on the Northwest Terrace of the Philadelphia Art Museum


Gabriel, Michael P. Major General Richard Montgomery: The Making of an American Hero. Madison, NJ : London: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press ; Associated University Press, 2002.

Shelton, Hal T. General Richard Montgomery and the American Revolution: From Redcoat to Rebel. New York: New York University Press, 1994.

Memoirs and Papers

Richard Montgomery papers, Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library.

Richard Montomergy  Last Will and Testiment

Grave markers

initial location where Richard Montgomery’s remains were taken after his dead on December 31, 1775. Montgomery was the shortest serving Major General in the Continental Army.
Marker at the St. Louis Gate, Le Citadel entrance, Quebec City, Canada


Montgomery’s remains were transported from Quebec City to New York City for final burial in the St. Paul’s Church graveyard in lower Manhatten, New York City.

Daughers of the American Revolution Graveyard Marker at Trinity Church, Manhatten





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