Chambly in La-Vallée-du-Richelieu MRC, Quebec — French Canadian Region
General John Thomas
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.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
Location. 45° 26.904′ N, 73° 16.709′ W. Marker is in Chambly, Quebec, in La-Vallée-du-Richelieu MRC. Marker 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, Canada.
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 (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.
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 San Jose, California.)
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary •
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