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Henry Knox diary, 20 November 1775 - 13 January 1776

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Title:
Henry Knox diary, 20 November 1775 - 13 January 1776
Description:
"Snow too deep for the Cannon" From the common ranks of the Continental Army, Washington has elevated Henry Knox, formerly a Boston bookseller fascinated by engineering, to the rank of General in charge of an artillery regiment. Knox is aware of the painful lack of ammunition and artillery along the colonial lines of defense, and has now been sent to recover cannon and mortars captured from Fort Ticonderoga in northern New York, and transport them back to Cambridge. His midwinter journey through dense woodland, along rivers, and across colonial borders is plagued with obstacles which require all Knox's ingenuity and diplomacy to solve. From the Henry Knox papers II. This is a 30-page manuscript volume. The diary entries begin on page 8.
Author:
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Date:
November 20, 1775–January 13, 1776
Format:
Manuscripts
Location:
Massachusetts Historical Society
Collection (local):
Massachusetts Historical Society Collection
Subjects:
Soldiers
History
Voyages and travels
Capture, 1775
1775-1783
1775-1776
Places:
United States
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)Boston
Boston (Mass.)
Fort Ticonderoga (N.Y.)
Extent:
16.4 cm x 10.5 cm
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Language:
English
Identifier:
nuview_463