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GENERAL MONTGOMERY

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GENERAL MONTGOMERY

America's First National Hero


Richard Montgomery (December 2, 1738 – December 31, 1775) was an Irish soldier who first served in the British Army. He later became a major general in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and he is most famous for leading the failed 1775 invasion of Canada. 



When the American Revolutionary War broke out, Montgomery took up the Patriot cause, and was elected to the New York Provincial Congress in May 1775. In June 1775, he was commissioned as a brigadier general in the Continental Army. 


Montgomery was surely among those who would swear Our Country's Very First Oath Of Enlistment on 14 June 1775.

New Year's Eve 1775

BATTLE OF QUEBEC

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General Montgomery is largely known as America's First National Hero after falling in the Battle of Quebec - New Years Eve 1775. 

St. Paul's Chapel NYC

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Montgomery Monument: The east porch of St. Paul’s, facing Broadway, is dominated by an impressive memorial to General Richard Montgomery, a distinguished Revolutionary War officer who died in 1775 while fighting in Quebec. Montgomery is buried beneath the monument.  


St. Paul's Chapel and the 9/11 Connection

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3 December 1775

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Our Nation's First Flag -

The Grand Union Flag, {Continental Colors, Congress Flag, Cambridge Flag, First Navy Ensign}

 - Is adopted 3 December 1775

1 January 1776

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1  January 1776

— The Grand Union flag is displayed on Prospect Hill. It has 13 alternate red and white stripes and the British Union Jack in the upper left-hand corner (the canton). 

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