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Riassunto: This is a fictional story, based on fact, of two l3 year old boys who join their fathers in assisting Henry Knox and the citizens of the frontier and the colonial militia in delivering Fort Ticonderoga cannon to George Washinglon and his troops in Boston. While the account of the boys' adventures enroute is fiction, they are representative of the type of experiences many young people had in growing up and assuming adult responsibilities while living on the frontier of early America.
In November 1775 George Washington and his militia had the British forces in Boston, MA blockaded from the mainland. The British did not have sufficient forces in Boston to break the blockade. Washington did not have sufficient heavy weapons (cannon and mortars) to force the British to leave Boston. It was a stalemate.
Henry Knox and his brother William volunteered to bring some of the heavy weapons from Fort Ticonderoga to Boston. Washington agreed, and with the assistance provided by General Phillip Schuyler at Albany, NY the Knox expedition moved 120,000 pounds cannon and mortars across lakes, rivers, streams and mountains during the winter of 1775-76. When the weapons arrived, Washington placed them in a strategic location overlooking Boston and its harbor, thereby convincing the British in March 1776 to evacuate Boston. The result was that Boston and New England remained in the hands of the Americans throughout the Revolutionary War.
The success of the Knox expedition and its result for the outcome of the American Revolution is little known but deserves the attention provided here and elsewhere. This book is a good read for anyone who is interested in the contributions young citizens made to the success of the American Revolution.
Sinossi: In the winter of 1775-76 two 13-year-old boys join their fathers in assisting Henry Knox in delivering 120,000 pounds of Fort Ticonderoga cannon to George Washington at Boston.
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Descrizione libro Trafford Publishing, 2006. Paperback. Condizione libro: Brand New. 300 pages. 8.90x6.00x0.70 inches. This item is printed on demand. Codice libro della libreria zk1412080614
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Descrizione libro Trafford Publishing, 2006. Condizione libro: Good. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP71289288
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