Richard Montgomery

(1738—1775) revolutionary army officer

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(1738–75) officer in the Continental army, born at Swords, County Dublin, Ireland. Montgomery captured Montreal but was killed in the subsequent attack on Quebec. Montgomery had been in America with the British army during the French and Indian War (1754–63), when he took part in the siege of Louisbourg (1758) and in the expedition against Forts Ticonderoga and Crown Point (1759). In 1772 he sold his commission in the British army and moved to New York.

From The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military in Oxford Reference.

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