Major General Richard Montgomery: The Making of an American Hero

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Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 277 pages
This comprehensive study draws upon previously unused sources from Canada, Europe, and the United States to examine one of the forgotten heroes of the Revolutionary War: General Richard Montgomery. The first and highestranking American general killed in the war, Montgomery was also an important hero symbol in the early republic. By examining Montgomery's early life, ideology, and connections with the powerful New York Livingston family, this book explains his support of the American cause.
 

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Contents

A British Officer
17
Becoming a Friend of America
37
A Gentleman Farmer
54
The Delegate from Dutchess County
67
Brigadier General Montgomery
83
The Reluctant Warrior Part 1 The Siege of St Johns
105
The Reluctant Warrior Part 2 Montreal and Quebec
130
Assault on Quebec
154
The Making of an American Hero
173
Conclusion
203
List of Abbreviations
209
Notes
211
Bibliography
251
Index
269
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