Montgomery, Alabama, Quebec, Canada

Montgomery, Alabama – Named After Revolutionary War General Richard Montgomery

In 1819, the town of Montgomery, Alabama, was established. Montgomery was named for General Richard Montgomery, who died in the American Revolutionary War Battle of Quebec, which was an American attempt to capture the colonial town of Quebec, Canada from the British.

Sketch of Revolutionary War General Richard Montgomery.

Montgomery gained status as a city in 1837 and was named the state’s capital in 1846.

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