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Montgomery, Richard 1736- Military officer; born in Swords County, Dublin, Ireland, Dec. 2, 1736; was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, and entered the army at the age of eighteen. Fighting under Wolfe at the siege of Louisburg (1756), he w
s surrender his regiment formed a part of Amherst's force, sent to reduce the French forts on Lake Champlain, in 1759.
Montgomery became adjutant of his regiment in 1760, and was under Colonel Haviland in his march upon Montreal when that city was surrendered.
In 1762, Montgomery was promoted to captain, and served in the campaign against Havana in the same year.
After that he resided in this country awhile, but revisited England.
In 1772 he sold his commission and came to America, and the f in all ages, have been called rebels.
We owe the constitution which enables us to sit in this House to a rebellion.
Montgomery was buried at Quebec.
In 1818 his remains were removed to the city of New York, at the expense of the State, and they