New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
This Monument is erected by the order of CONGRESS 25th Janry 1776, to transmit to Posterity a grateful remembrance of the patriotism conduct enterprize & perseverance of Major General RICHARD MONTGOMERY, Who after a series of successes amidst the most discouraging Difficulties Fell in the attack on QUEBEC, 31st Decbr 1775. Aged 37 Years.
INVENIT ET SCULPSIT. PARISIIS. J.J. CAFFIERI SCULPTOR. REGIUS ANNO DOMINI. MDCCLXXVII.
Erected 1787 by St. Paul's Chapel, Authorized by the Continental Congress in 1776.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Military • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1776.
Location. 40° 42.673′ N, 74° 0.538′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Memorial is at the intersection of Broadway and Vesey Street, on the right when traveling south on Broadway. Marker is attached to the Broadway side of the Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10007, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Remains of Maj. Gen. Richard Montgomery (here, next to this marker); St. Paul's Chapel (here, next to this marker); October 19, 1977 (a few steps from this marker); Dr. William James MacNeven (a few steps from this marker); Honorable Thomas Addis Emmet (a few steps from this marker); A Historic Landmark (a few steps from this marker); July 6, 1976 (a few steps from this marker); Saint Paul’s Chapel (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
More about this marker. The Latin text, translated roughly, is as follows: Designed and sculpted in Paris by royal sculptor J.J. Caffieri, in the Year of the Lord 1777.
It seems that while the marker was sculpted in 1777, it was not installed until 1787, due to the interference of the Revolutionary War.
Also see . . .
1. Richard Montgomery. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on July 4, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.)
2. The General and The Monument. Trinity Church Wall Street website entry:
Excerpt: “Patriots quickly seized upon the story of Montgomery’s life—and his heroic death—to build support for separation from Britain. Poems lauding his exploits were published in colonial newspapers, and an anonymous propagandist published ‘Dialogue between the Ghost of General Montgomery Just arrived from the Elysian Fields; and an American Delegate, in a Wood Near Philadelphia,’ in which the specter of Montgomery urges revolution. On January 25, 1776, Congress approved creation of a memorial for Montgomery—the first monument ever commissioned by the (Submitted on January 25, 2015.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 4, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,250 times since then and 120 times this year. Last updated on December 13, 2010, by Gregory Guderian of Belleville, New Jersey. It was the Marker of the Week January 25, 2015. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 4, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. 5. submitted on November 23, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. 6. submitted on January 25, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.