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General Henry Knox
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Well hello there! I'm General Henry Knox, one of the leaders of the revolutionary war. Say, why don't you learn more about me!
I fought in many historic battles & also changed the American revolutionary war with artillery we brought from Europe
Getting to Know Knox
What you don't know about General Henry Knox is a lot. Let the General take you through his life & achievements
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When war broke out, I was just 25 years old. Young and inexperienced, I had to abandoned my book shop to the looters and sneak out of Boston to join the militia.
Let me take you through my life before during and after the revolutionary war. You might be surprised at how much of a role I played!
Knox: The Early Years
Life was hard growing up in the 1700's, but Henry Knox prevailed, excelling in his life despite the odds. & tragedies.
Our hero’s life begins on July 25, 1750 in Boston, Massachusetts where Henry Knox was born. Growing up, the odds were stacked against him: six of his siblings didn’t survive to adulthood; his father was unable to provide for his family and departed for the West Indies, which forced Henry to drop out of school to make ends meet for his family. Despite these setbacks, Henry still managed to give himself an education by working at a Boston bookbindery, and eventually he was even able to save up enough money to open his own bookstore, The London Book Shop.
His passion for military tactics pushed him to read extensively on artillery and ordinance; he even taught himself to speak and read French to read books that hadn’t been translated on these subjects. Henry’s love for the military eventually led him to join the local militia, which gave him valuable experience before The Revolution.
Love At First Sight
Let's meet Miss Lucy Flucker, who was more interested in
Henry than the books at his shop!
Seventeen year-old Lucy Flucker caught a glimpse of strapping Henry Knox engaged in maneuvers on Boston Common one afternoon, and soon was frequenting the young patriot’s bookshop on a regular basis. Possibly the most educated and aristocratic young lady to be found in the American colonies, Miss Lucy Flucker of Boston and Philadelphia was quite the catch. And no lightweight when it came to getting her way. Once Lucy set her sights on Henry, her loyalist parents’ protests and warnings of impending poverty and political ruin fell on deaf ears. Henry, too, was smitten. With a physical stature well-suited to his own, and her “brilliant black eyes and blooming complexion,” Miss Lucy stole his heart. The Fluckers eventually consented to a very small wedding ceremony and the couple married in June of 1774. Despite their vastly different backgrounds, theirs was a happy marriage, and it lasted; marred only by the fact that ten of their thirteen children died young.