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.

Henry Knox was the Secretary of War and was also the chief artillery officer of the Continental Army during the American Revolution. Henry Knox was the first to be trusted with the infant army and the navy.

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

Washington's Artilleryman: Major General Henry Knox

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.

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

Washington's Artilleryman: Major General Henry Knox

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.

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

General Henry Knox Charles Willson Peale (American, Chester, Maryland Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) Date: 1778 Medium: Watercolor on ivory (miniature)

General Henry Knox Museum / Montpelier.  At end of school year (1-room schoolhouse) we were given 2 choices of where we could go for our years-end field trip.  Frequently we went to the Montpelier Mansion,  young as we were.  It was certainly historic and beautiful.  (Our other choice was Drift Inn Beach with all the finely-packed sand and wide stretches of shallow ocean water).  sth

General Henry Knox Museum / Montpelier (Thomaston, ME): Top Tips Before You Go - TripAdvisor

Unused Postcard of Montpelier, General Henry Knox Mansion, Thomaston, Maine, c1970s, good shape by VintageNEJunk on Etsy

Unused Postcard of Montpelier, General Henry Knox Mansion, Thomaston, Maine, good shape by VintageNEJunk on Etsy

Mass Moments: Henry Knox Brings Cannon to Boston

Mass Moments: Henry Knox Brings Cannon to Boston

General Henry Knox, ca. 1805 - Gen. Henry Knox (1750-1806), retired to Thomaston, Maine after the Revolutionary War

General Henry Knox, ca. Henry Knox retired to Thomaston, Maine after the Revolutionary War

What’s Right With America? The Achievements of our Continental Army! » Bingo for Patriots

What IS Right With America? The achievements of our Continental Army! - Bingo for Patriots

Pinterest
Search