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 and transported the weapons back to Boston. Knox and his men sailed down Lake George and then the Hudson River to Albany. They transported the weapons from Albany to Boston by ox-drawn sleds where the artillery was used to fortify Dorchester Heights, helping to end the Siege of Boston. The 300 mile (482 km) trek took 56 days. - AsNotedIn



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 acquire cannons to used in the siege of Boston. Fort Ticonderoga, Ticonderoga
1775/12/12 From Ft George, Henry Knox writes Cap George Palmer asking him to obtain 40 good strong sleds, each to carry a 5400 lb Cannon clear from dragging on the ground and to procure Oxen or horses to drag them from Ft Ticonderoga to Cambridge. Lake George Battlefield Park Historic District, Lake George
1776/01/00 Knox Expedition drag cannons from Fort Ticonderoga in New York through Roxbury to Cambridge, Massachusetts. John Eliot Square District, Roxbury, Boston
1776/01/25 After a 300 mile journey, Teamsters with eighty yoke of oxen deliver 59 cannon to the colonial army encircling Boston. Dorchester Heights National Historic Site, 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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