Henry Knox was one of the most able men in the US Army during the revolution. He was a bookseller who trained himself on military topics. He led the greatest logistics expedition of the war when he transported 60 ton of cannon from Ft Ticonderoga to Boston in mid winter, with no roads and few men. The cannon caused the British to leave Boston. He organized Washington's x-mas assualt on Trenton, crossing the river at night withoug a single loss. Later, he formed West Point and Annapolis…

Henry Knox was one of the most able men in the US Army during the revolution. He was a bookseller who trained himself on military topics. He led the greatest logistics expedition of the war when he transported 60 ton of cannon from Ft Ticonderoga to Boston in mid winter, with no roads and few men. The cannon caused the British to leave Boston. He organized Washington's x-mas assualt on Trenton, crossing the river at night withoug a single loss. Later, he formed West Point and Annapolis…

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Washington's Artilleryman: Major General Henry Knox: Major General Henry Knox

Washington's Artilleryman: Major General Henry Knox: Major General Henry Knox

Reading '1776' by David McCullough. I never knew what an important hero of the American Revolution Henry Knox was.
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General Henry Knox, American Revolutionary War Hero. Trained my 3rd great grandpa at Pluckemin Academy...;p

General Henry Knox, American Revolutionary War Hero. Trained my 3rd great grandpa at Pluckemin Academy...;p

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"General Henry Knox" by Charles Willson Peale (1778) at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

"General Henry Knox" by Charles Willson Peale (1778) at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

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Learn about Henry Know, who went from bookseller at the beginning of the American Revolution to serving as the United States' first secretary of war.

Learn about Henry Know, who went from bookseller at the beginning of the American Revolution to serving as the United States' first secretary of war.

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Young Henry Knox was spirited and inexperienced.  Many of the leading characters in the birth of American democracy were young. Thomas Jefferson was 33 years old when he wrote the Declaration of Independence. Benjamin Rush, leader of the antislavery movement at the time, was 30 when he signed it. When war broke out and Henry Knox abandoned his book shop to looters and snuck out of Boston to join the militia, his new bride riding beside him with his sword sewn inside her cape, he was just 25.

Young Henry Knox was spirited and inexperienced. Many of the leading characters in the birth of American democracy were young. Thomas Jefferson was 33 years old when he wrote the Declaration of Independence. Benjamin Rush, leader of the antislavery movement at the time, was 30 when he signed it. When war broke out and Henry Knox abandoned his book shop to looters and snuck out of Boston to join the militia, his new bride riding beside him with his sword sewn inside her cape, he was just 25.

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