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Henry Knox


Callahan, North. Henry Knox General Washington’s General. New York: Rinehart & Company, Inc., 1958.

Drake, Francis S. Life and Correspondence of Henry Knox, Major General in the American. Boston: Samuel G. Drake, 1873.

Henry Knox, a Soldier of the Revolution:  Major General in the Continental Army, Washington’s Chief of Artillery, First Secretary of War Under the Constitution, Founder of the Society of Cincinnati:  1750-1806. New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1900.

Puls, Mark. Henry Knox: Visionary General of the American Revolution. 1st ed. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.

Pul’s volume is recommended as the most authoritative biography and the place to start to gain an understanding of Knox’s life and legacy.

Memoirs and Papers

Henry Knox papers II, Massachusetts Historical Society.

Henry Knox Papers, The New York Public Library Digital Collections

Henry Knox Museum, Searchable data base

A description of Knox’s expedition to move cannon from Ft. Ticonderoga to Boston in the winter of 1775-6

Brakeley, Sam. Skiing with Henry Knox: A Personal Journey along Vermont’s Catamount Trail, 2019.

For a review of this informative and thought-provoking book see, Backcountry Skiing and Revolutionary War General Henry Knox?


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