DEATH OF GENERAL MONTGOMERY. IN THE ATTACK OF QUEBEC DEC. 1775.

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John Trumbull


Death of General Montgomery. In the attack of Quebec Dec. 1775.

Engraving, Undated, c.1840.
Image size 6 1/8 x 8 3/4" (156 x 223 mm) plus title and margins.
Good condition. Minor smudging & some spotting in margins. Paper has a slight ripple. As is...
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 49770
Price: $75.00
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Engraved by Jas. Archer sc.

General Richard Montgomery fought for the British during the French and Indian War, but turned to the American cause during the American Revolution. He was sent to Canada with General Phillip Schuyler in 1775 to face the British forces in what is now Quebec Province. When Schuyler fell ill, Montgomery took command and led their forces to victory at Fort Jean, Fort Chambly and the city of Montreal. His streak would end at Quebec City, however, when, on December 30, Montgomery took a shot to head and both thighs. His death brought a quick end to the battle. He was given a proper burial, curtsy of British General Guy Carleton, because Montgomery had been well liked by both sides for his compassion and bravery. His remains were moved to St. Paul's Chapel in New York City in 1818.
18th-19th Century Subjects , Historical , Revolutionary War

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