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Artillery Transport from Ticonderoga

Artillery Transport from Ticonderoga

During the siege of Boston, Henry Knox suggested to his good friend, George Washington, that the Americans could put the captured cannon of Ticonderoga to good use against the British.

General Washington agreed, placing Knox in charge of a mission to bring the weapons to Cambridge (where Washington was based).

Knox and his men took fifty-six days (between December 5, 1775 and January 24, 1776) to make the trip. They ferried fifty-nine cannon, weighing a total of about sixty tons, on oxen-drawn sleds.

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Hauling guns by ox teams from Fort Ticonderoga for the siege of Boston, 1775.

U.S. National Archives, image 111-SC-100815.

 

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