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Montgomery's troops ready themselves for the invasion of Canada

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General Richard Montgomery Captured Montreal
November 13, 1775

Have Canada and the United States ever been at war with each other? While the two nations never engaged in formal war as independent countries, America did try to conquer its neighbor to the north when Canada was a colony of England. America's attempts to invade Canada were never successful, and at least three of the officers who led assaults on Canada ended up court-martialed, dead, or exiled.

On November 13, 1775, General Richard Montgomery led American troops in the capture of Montreal. In the autumn of that same year, General George Washington ordered Benedict Arnold to capture the Canadian city of Quebec. Their presence in Canada, however, was not long lasting.

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