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Henry Knox and the Revolutionary War trail in Western Massachusetts

Author: Bernard A Drew
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2012]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"During the winter of 1776, in one of the most incredible logistical feats of the Revolutionary War, Henry Knox and his teamsters transported cannons from Fort Ticonderoga to Boston to help drive British forces from the city. This history documents Knox's precise route and chronicles the evolution of an ordinary Indian path into a a war road"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Henry Knox; Henry Knox
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard A Drew
ISBN: 9780786462766 0786462760
OCLC Number: 757461955
Description: ix, 338 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: English fur traders, 1600s --
King Philip's War, 1670s --
Dutch fur traders, 1700s --
The great road --
Housatonic River Valley settled, 1730s and 1740s --
Seven Years War, I: Fort Saint-Frederic (Crown Point) Campaign, 1755 --
Yorkers at odds --
Seven Years War, II: Fort Carillon (Ticonderoga) Expedition and Canada Reduction Campaign, 1758-1760 --
Roads less traveled --
Compass and chain --
Open rebellion, 1774-1783 --
War of Independence, I: Henry Knox, 1775-1776 --
War of Independence, II: John Burgoyne, 1777 --
Toward war's end, 1777-1789 --
Knox trail for the automobile age, 1920s --
Re-enactors, 1942-2008 --
Roads scholars: search for the true Knox trail, 2010.
Responsibility: Bernard A. Drew.

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"During the winter of 1776, in one of the most incredible logistical feats of the Revolutionary War, Henry Knox and his teamsters transported cannons from Fort Ticonderoga to Boston to help drive British forces from the city. This history documents Knox's precise route and chronicles the evolution of an ordinary Indian path into a a war road"--Provided by publisher.

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