Revolutionary War — Northern Campaign-Battle of Quebec

1775. September.

The Failed Expedition of Benedict Arnold. An objective of the Continental army in 1775 was to capture St. Johns and Montreal in Canada, hence the invasion was launched after the Battle of Bunker Hill. While General Washington was besieging General Howe’s troops in Boston, Colonel Montgomery led an expedition north by way of Lake Champlain and the Richelieu River. Some eleven hundred troops were detached from the American Army in Boston, consisting of two battalions of musket-men and three companies of riflemen as light…

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