Skip to comments.The American Flag Daily: The Noble Train Of Artillery
Posted on 01/27/2014 4:16:22 AM PST by Master Zinja
On this date in 1776, Henry Knox reported to General George Washington that cannon he had transported from forts Ticonderoga and Crown Point in upstate New York had finally arrived at besieged Boston. The move had taken six weeks to accomplish, involving men and oxen moving 60 tons of cannons and other supplies approxomately 300 miles in the middle of winter. Once the cannons were deployed at Dorchester Heights, the British withdrew their fleet from Boston Harbor, ending the siege. Knox would continue to serve under Washington through the Revolutionary War, eventually becoming the United States' first Secretary of War in 1789.
That deserves a Redleg and St. Barbara’s BTTT!!!
Hold your ears!...
Howdy! FYI! best way to start the day.
Thanks for the ping! However, as you probably know, I do not send out pings to the list for anniversaries/reenactments unless it’s a major date (225th, e.g.,).
Your Humble & Obdt. Svt.,
Looks like the Polar Vortex didn't faze these guys!
Nope, sorry, didn’t know. :) Happy mini-anniversary!
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