Thomas Gage

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Thomas Gage
Thomas Gage John Singleton Copley.jpeg
Portrait by John Singleton Copley, c. 1768
Governor of Massachusetts Bay
In office
13 May 1774 – 11 October 1775
MonarchGeorge III
Preceded byThomas Hutchinson
Succeeded byVacant (American Revolution)
John Hancock (as Governor of Massachusetts)
Commander-in-Chief, North America
In office
September 1763 – June 1775
MonarchGeorge III
Preceded byJeffery Amherst
Succeeded byFrederick Haldimand
Military Governor of Quebec
In office
1760–1763
Preceded byFrançois-Pierre Rigaud de Vaudreuil
Succeeded byRalph Burton
Personal details
Born10 March 1718/19
Firle, Sussex, England
Died2 April 1787 (aged 67–68)
Portland Place, London, England
NationalityBritish
Spouse(s)
ProfessionMilitary officer, official
Signature
Military service
Allegiance Great Britain
Branch/serviceBritish Army
Years of service1741–1775
1781–1782
RankGeneral
Commands80th Regiment of Light-Armed Foot
Military governor of Montreal
Commander-in-Chief, North America
Battles/warsWar of the Austrian Succession

Jacobite rising of 1745

French and Indian War

Pontiac's Rebellion
American Revolutionary War

General Thomas Gage (10 March 1718/19 – 2 April 1787) was a British Army general officer and colonial official best known for his many years of service in North America, including his role as British commander-in-chief in the early days of the American Revolution.

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  • Alden, John R (1948). General Gage in America. Baton Rouge, Louisiana: Louisiana State University Press. ISBN 978-0-8371-2264-9. OCLC 181362.
  • Anderson, Fred (2000). Crucible of War: The Seven Years' War and the Fate of Empire in British North America, 1754–1766. New York: Alfred Knopf. ISBN 978-0-375-40642-3. OCLC 237426391.
  • Billias, George Athan (1969). George Washington's Opponents. New York: William Morrow. OCLC 11709.
  • Burke, Sir Bernard; Burke, Ashworth P (1914). General and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage. London: Burke's Peerage Limited. OCLC 2790692.
  • Dowd, Gregory Evans (2002). War under Heaven: Pontiac, the Indian Nations, & the British Empire. Baltimore, Maryland: Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN 0-8018-7079-8. OCLC 464447070. ISBN 0-8018-7892-6 (paperback).
  • Fischer, David Hackett (1995). Paul Revere's Ride. New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-509831-5. OCLC 28418785.
  • Hinman, Bonnie (2002). Thomas Gage: British General (paperback ed.). Philadelphia: Chelsea House. ISBN 0-7910-6385-2. OCLC 427185274.
  • Ketchum, Richard (1999). Decisive Day: The Battle of Bunker Hill. New York: Owl Books. ISBN 0-385-41897-3. OCLC 24147566. (Paperback: ISBN 0-8050-6099-5)
  • Sheppard, Ruth (2006). Empires Collide: The French and Indian War 1754–63. Oxford and New York: Osprey. ISBN 978-1-84603-089-5. OCLC 74811470.
  • Shy, John (1990). A People Numerous and Armed: Reflections on the Military Struggle for American Independence. Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Press. ISBN 978-0-472-09431-8. OCLC 156898252.
  • Stark, James Henry (1907). The Loyalists of Massachusetts and the Other Side of the American Revolution. Boston: J. H. Stark. OCLC 1655711.
  •  Leslie Stephen, ed. (1889). "Gage, Thomas (1721–1787)" . Dictionary of National Biography. 20. London: Smith, Elder & Co.
  • Collections of the New York Historical Society for the Year 1883. New York: New York Historical Society. 1884. OCLC 1605190.

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