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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 Fairmount Park  on the grounds 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 in lower Manhatten, New York City. Legend has it that Montgomery’s wife, Janet witnessed the boat sailing down the Hudson from Quebec City with her husband’s remains on the way to his final resting place.

Richard Montgomery

Richard Montgomery
Monument on the Front of St. Paul’s Church at 209 Broadway, lower Manhatten, New York City, Sculpted by Jean-Jacques Cafieri in 1777 and installed in 1787.  Restored in 2011.

Pierre L’Enfant designed a wood enclosure which his the backside of the monument inside the church.

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