General Richard Montgomery of Raphoe, Ireland was already and officer in the British Army at age 18. He rose through the ranks to become a Brigadier General at age 33, in the Colonial Army. Handsome, tough and gallant, Montgomery swept his colonial army through Canada with his second in Command Aaron Burr, stopping his force within a days march of British held Quebec. A days before he was to take the city, a British sharp shooter ended his brilliant career and life with a single shot through the heart. His death was mourned on both sides of the Atlantic, in America, as the tragic end of a noble military man and in England as the tragic loss of a Patriot gone wrong.