Noble Train of Artillery

During the winter of 1775-1776, Henry Knox marched from Boston to Fort Ticonderoga, collected 50 tons of cannons and other armaments to transport back to Boston. Knox and his men the traveled down Lake George and then the Hudson River to Albany. They transported the weapons from Albany to Boston by ox-drawn sleds. The 300 mile (482 km) trek took 56 days. The artillery was used to fortify Dorchester Heights, helping to end the Siege of Boston. - AsNotedIn



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Y/M/D Description Place
1775/05/15 Arnold and Allen arrive at Crown Point to salvage items that had not been removed after the fire: 111 cannons (65 were usable), tons of shot and musket balls. The majority of the cannons transported by Henry Knox to Boston came from Crown Point. Fort Crown Point, Crown Point
1775/11/00 George Washington consults Henry Knox on where to obtain artillery
1775/12/00 Henry Knox arrives at Fort Ticonderoga to bring cannons to Boston Fort Ticonderoga, Ticonderoga
1776/01/00 Knox Expedition drag cannons from Fort Ticonderoga in New York through Roxbury to Cambridge, Massachusetts. John Eliot Square District, Boston
1776/01/25 Henry Knox arrives in Boston with cannons from Fort Ticonderoga, used to fortify Dorchester Heights. Dorchester Heights National Historic Site, Boston

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