Thomas Gage

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Thomas Gage (1721-1787) was famous as a British leader and military commander in the early days of the American Revolution. Gage was the military governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay during the period when the Intolerable Acts were implemented, punishing Massachusetts for the Boston Tea Party. This article contains a short biography and fast facts and information about the early American colonist, Thomas Gage. Who was Thomas Gage and why was he famous?

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Thomas Gage Fact 1Thomas Gage was famous as a British General serving in North America in the early days of the American Revolution
 
 
Thomas Gage Fact 2When was Thomas Gage born? He was born c1721
 
 
Thomas Gage Fact 3Where was Thomas Gage born? He was born to an aristocratic family and raised in Sussex, England.
 
 
Thomas Gage Fact 4His father, Thomas Gage, 1st Viscount Gage was a wealthy aristocrat and land owner. Thomas was a second son.
 
 
Thomas Gage Fact 5Thomas Gage received an excellent education at the highly prestigious Westminster School
 
 
Thomas Gage Fact 6Following his graduation he joined the British Army in 1741.
 
 
Thomas Gage Fact 7Thomas Gage served in Flanders and in the Battle of Culloden, becoming lieutenant-colonel in 1751
 
 
Thomas Gage Fact 8In 1754 he was posted to North America where he took part in the disastrous expedition led by General Braddock
 
 

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Thomas Gage Fact 9In 1758 Thomas Gage became a colonel.
 
 
Thomas Gage Fact 10He successfully served in Amherst's operations against Montreal and was appointed governor of Montreal, and promoted major-general in 1761.
 
 
Thomas Gage Fact 11In 1763 he succeeded Jeffrey Amherst in the command of the British forces in America and appointed as lieutenant general in 1770
 
 
Thomas Gage Fact 12Thomas Gage was appointed governor of Massachusetts in 1774.
 
 
Thomas Gage Fact 13In 1774 he was given the unenviable job of implementing the Boston Port Act, one of  the pushing laws against Massachusetts following the Boston Tea Party which erupted on December 16, 1773
 
 
Thomas Gage Fact 14The British decision to punish the whole of Massachusetts for the actions of Boston led to insurgence by the Americans and led to the Battle of Lexington
and the Battle of Concord and the start of the American War of Independence
 
 
Thomas Gage Fact 15After the Battle of Bunker Hill, Thomas Gage was superseded by General Sir William Howe, and returned to England.
 
 
Thomas Gage Fact 16Thomas Gage became a general in 1782
 
 
Thomas Gage Fact 17He died on the 2nd of April 1787.
 
 

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