Henry knox (1789-1794) he earned a formal promotion to captain in the continental army from general george washington by 1781, knox was a brigadier general and. Henry knox: henry knox, american general in the american revolution (1775-83) and first secretary of war under the us constitution forced by family circumstances to leave school at age nine, knox worked in a boston bookstore and by age 21 had acquired his own store. Find great deals for henry knox : visionary general of the american revolution by mark puls (2008, hardcover) shop with confidence on ebay. Knox county, illinois was named after henry knox (1750-1806) who was a soldier in the american revolution he later became a major general henry knox was us president george washington's secretary of war from 1785-1795.
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Henry knox (1750-1806) was a revolutionary war general, famed as the father of american army artillery henry knox was born in boston, mass, on july 25, 1750 he had to leave school at an early age to support his mother, who had been deserted by his father in 1772 knox joined the boston grenadier. General henry knox passengers on the rockland division of the maine central railroad, passing through the quaint little hamlet of thomaston, may observe on the brick wall of the railroad station, a tablet, bearing an inscription to the effect that this structure was built by general knox in 1793. Henry knox: a soldier of the revolution, major-general in the continental army and washington's chief of artillery (cosimo classics biography) nov 1, 2007 by noah brooks. Mg henry knox lodge, boston, massachusetts 22k likes military lodge located in boston ma named for major general henry knox charter signed aboard. Genealogy profile for maj general henry knox (continental army), 1st us secretary of war.
Henry knox (1750-1806), united states army general, was chief artillery officer of the continental army during the revolutionary war, and first united states secretary of war from 1789 to 1794 the henry knox papers consist of letters sent by knox to military officers and government officials on various matters, as well as a few personal. 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 the cincinnati 1750-1806 new york: gp putnam's sons. Biography the text in this section is copied from an article in wikipedia henry knox (july 25, 1750 - october 25, 1806) was a military officer of the continental army and later the united states army, and also served as the first united states secretary of war from 1789-1794. Mark puls delivers a compelling portrait of the revolutionary war general who played a key role in all of george washington's battles during the siege of boston, henry knox's amazing 300 mile transport of forty nine cannons from ticonderoga saved the city. Major general henry knox january 27, 2015 henry knox was born on 25 july 1750 in boston, massachusetts, to scotch-irish parents of humble origin in 1762, knox's.
Henry knox facts and biography henry, the oldest of his siblings, was saddled with the responsibility to be a leader he became the youngest major general in. Major general henry knox knox biography from the american revolution website knox biography from the american revolution website (submitted on november 2, 2009, by bill coughlin of north arlington, new jersey. Knox mansion, thomaston, me the original montpelier was built in 1795 as a retirement estate for major general henry knox and his family knox had served as chief of artillery during the revolutionary war and then as the nation's first secretary of war, when he retired to maine to develop his land claim known as the waldo patent. Talk:henry knox wikiproject this article is within the scope of wikiproject biography, a collaborative effort to create, general henry knox, who served under.
Biography early life and career he was born in thomaston, maine to ebenezer thatcher and lucy flucker knox, the daughter of major general henry knoxappointed to the us military academy at west point in 1822, thatcher was absent on sick leave for most of the first year and resigned in april 1823. Henry knox henry knox was born in boston, massachusetts, on 25 july 1750 upon his father's death left school at twelve to work in a bookstore joined a local. Henry knox was a bookstore owner who became a major general under george washington during the american revolution and later secretary of war general (1750-1806.
Learn more about the remarkable life of george washington in our biography below for behavior and general artillery chief, henry knox, as secretary of war. Henry knox nature , men , government , distance , say the powers of congress are totally inadequate to preserve the balance between the respective states, and oblige them to do those things which are essential for their own welfare or for the general good. As a part-time actor in philadelphia who plays general /secretary of war henry knox, i can attest to the fact that this was a well written, concise article about henry i would have like to seen more info regarding henry's work after the revolution, particularly the important part he played behind the scenes for washington regarding the. Henry knox was born in 1750 in boston to william knox and mary campbell knox, pioneers from north ireland henry was the seventh of ten children troops, general.
Knox, henry, 1750-1806: title: henry knox papers ii claude m henry knox dictionary of american biography ed major general henry knox, and major general. General henry knox was a young man who made his own way in he world, working his way up the military chain of command and making a name for himself as the continental army's youngest major general.