A Grateful Remembrance: The Story of Montgomery County, Maryland
by Richard K. MacMaster and Ray Eldon Hiebert
Hardcover in Dust Jacket in Good Condition. Some foxing on the top of closed book.
Richard Montgomery was not yet 39 years old when he fell in battle in 1775 for the cause of the American Revolution – and a young Congress ordered a monument inscribed to his heroism as “a grateful remembrance.” The popular general was memorialized again when Montgomery County, Maryland, became the first place to bear his name. The area – one of beautiful, rolling countryside – was situated just north of what became the capital city of the new nation for which he died. This book is about that place. It details a history that parallels the first two centuries of the United States itself.