Brigadier Gen. Zebulon Montgomery Pike, (painting)
Peale, C. W.
Pike, Zebulon Montgomery
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 80
A Brigadier-General in the Army of the United States, was born at Lamberton, New Jersey, January 5, 1779. He was stationed on the northern frontier at the commencement of the war of 1812. In 1813 he was appointed Brigadier-General, and was despatched, at the head of about 1,500 troops, against York, the capitol of Upper Canada; and, in a successful assault upon that place, was killed, with many of his troops, by an explosion of the magazine of the Fort [P. 19.]
Catalogue of the National Portraits in Independence Hall: comprising many of those of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence and other distinguished persons connected with the early history of the efforts which resulted in the glorious Liberty we now enjoy. Philadelphia. 1856.