One of the first British soldiers sent to Boston to control its unruly citizens.
Edward Montgomery was sent to Boston in 1768, as part of an Irish regiment. He was probably frustrated with the lack of part-time work needed to support his family, and by being surrounded by hostile Bostonians. Finally his frustration exploded on March 5th of 1770. Historians have always wondered what his motivations were, and what would drive a family man to career soldier to cause the first military conflict of the Revolution.