Death of General Montgomery
Library of Congress)
In November of 1775, General
Richard Montgomery led a group of patriots in an attack
on Canada. He hoped to force the British to defend
Canada, and lead them away from New England.
successfully captured Montreal. In December, Benedict
Arnold and his militia joined Montgomery for an attack on
Quebec. The British army was too strong and the Americans
were forced to retreat back to Canada.
General Montgomery was killed in the battle, and
Benedict Arnold was wounded. Benedict Arnold did not
receive the recognition and promotions he expected, and
in 1780 he betrayed the Americans by going over to side
with the British.