William Henry Knox And The American Revolutionary War

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William Henry Knox was born in Boston, Massachusetts on June 25, 1750 (“Knox, Henry”). Henry was a very intelligent child, and he was interested in books from a very young age. At the age of eighteen he became a bookstore owner in downtown Boston. Three years later, he joined the Continental Army, according to Biography.com (“Henry Knox Biography”).Around that time, Henry had both joined the Boston Grenadier Corps and begun to study military science and engineering (“Knox, Henry”) This would lead to one of the greatest military careers known in history. By the time he was twenty-two, Henry Knox had fought in various battles in the American Revolutionary War. In the year 1755 he was appointed the position of Colonel of Artillery in the Continental
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