Montgomery, Richard

Quebec City, QC, Canada — 31 December 1775.
 
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New York, NY — Destroyed by fire in 1776, the second Trinity Church was consecrated in 1790. The graveyard is the burial ground for several patriots, including Alexander Hamilton.
 
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Loyalism was a siren call for the British. They were constantly bending their strategy to conform to the chimera of Loyalist support that was assumed to be there but somehow never materialized. Howe’s Philadelphia campaign and Burgoyne’s invasion from Canada, as well as the British strategy in the South, were based on the assumption that large numbers of Loyalists would rise in support, if only sufficiently encouraged and protected ...

Michael Stephenson
Patriot Battles: How the War of Independence Was Fought (2007)