Fonda in Montgomery County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Major General Richard Montgomery
Born In Ireland Dec. 2, 1736
Entered British Army 1756
Served In North America 1757-1765
Returned to New York, Married
Jane Livingston and Settled
At Rhinebeck 1773
In 1775 Made Brigadier General
In the Continental Army.
Commanded American Expedition
Captured St. Johns and Chambly
Killed Leading Assault on
Heights of Quebeck Dec. 31, 1775
At Request of New York, His Remains
Were Removed to St. Pauls Church
New York City in 1818
Erected by State of New York 1933
Erected 1933 by the State of New York.
Location. 42° 57.199′ N, 74° 22.58′ W. Marker is in Fonda, New York, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway and Park Street, on the right when traveling north on Broadway. Touch for map. The marker is mounted to a four sided monument on the lawn of the Fonda court house. Each of the 4 sides is a different Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Caughnawaga 1667 - 1780 (here, next to this marker); Tryon County 1772-1784 Montgomery County 1784 (here, next to this marker); Fonda (here, next to this marker); The 115th & 153rd Regiments (within shouting distance of this marker); Court House (within shouting distance of this marker); Wemple Tavern (approx. 0.3 miles away); Peggy Wemple Tavern and Mill (approx. 0.3 miles away); Douw Fonda (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fonda.
Also see . . . Major General Richard Montgomery - Revolutionary War Archives. (Submitted on September 27, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 25, 2012, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 382 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 25, 2012, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.