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.

Battle of Quebec, General Richard Montgomery, Montgomery County, Maryland, Quebec, Canada

Montgomery County, Maryland – Named After General Richard Montgomery During The Revolutionary War

Richard Montgomery was an Irish soldier who served in Britain’s army while living in the American colonies. During the Revolutionary War, Richard Montgomery pledged allegiance to the rebel cause and served as a general under General George Washington’s army. From December 8th to December 31st, General Montgomery faught in the Battle of Quebec and died at the last day of the battle.

Montgomery County, Maryland was founded during the Revolutionary War, in 1776, and the county was named after General Richard Montgomery.