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Chambly in La Vallée-du-Richelieu, Quebec — Central Canada (French-Canadian)
 

General John Thomas

 
 
General John Thomas Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 4, 2014
1. General John Thomas Marker
Inscription.  
In memory of
General John Thomas
An American Officer
born in Marshfield, Mass. 1724,
died of smallpox June 2, 1776,
and other American soldiers
buried in this ground.

 
Erected 1925 by Daughters of the American Revolution, Saranac Chapter.
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list. A significant historical date for this entry is June 2, 1776.
 
Location. 45° 26.904′ N, 73° 16.709′ W. Marker is in Chambly, Quebec, in La Vallée-du-Richelieu. Memorial is on Rue du Fort just from Avenue Bourgogne. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 67 Rue du Fort, Chambly, Quebec J3L 1Z5, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Chambly Cemetery (here, next to this marker); Fort Chambly (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); St. Stephen's Anglican Church (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Chambly Canal (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Albani
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 4, 2014
2. General John Thomas Marker
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(approx. 1.4 kilometers away); Fort Ste. Therese (approx. 5.9 kilometers away); Fort Sainte-Thérèse (approx. 6.8 kilometers away); Second Battle of La Prairie (approx. 11.8 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chambly.
 
More about this marker. This marker is near Fort Chambly, which is a part of Chambly Canal National Historic Site.
 
Also see . . .  John Thomas (general) - Wikipedia. After General Richard Montgomery was killed, Thomas was assigned to command in Canada and take charge of the Canadian invasion. He joined the army besieging Quebec on May 1, but found a disaster. The forces here numbered less than 1,000. Besides its walls, the city had more defenders than that. Over 300 of his men were already overdue for discharge from their enlistment, and smallpox was raging through the force. (Submitted on March 28, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 28, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 598 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 28, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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