Montgomery’s Memorial of 1776


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Saint Paul’s Chapel, New York City, New York

General Richard MONTGOMERY was the first American officer to die in the Revolutionary War. He fell at the Battle of Quebec on New Year’s Eve of 1775. Immediately following, on 25 January 1776, the Continental Congress commissioned the first American war memorial – a monument to the fallen General MONTGOMERY. The General’s remains were eventually interred at Saint Paul’s Chapel, New York City, where his memorial was installed by a grateful nation.

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One Response to Montgomery’s Memorial of 1776

  1. Hello, Daughter of the American Revolution. I have been visiting your blog every once in a while, which I found while searching for some information on the American Revolution. I have always loved the history of the Revolution from my childhood up, and this blog is a real treat to history-buffs like me. Thank you. I will continue to visit (even if it’s just too look at some of the fantastic photographs and artwork here!)

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