My latest history magazine article No Ox for Knox? hits newsstands this week. It is based on my research for 1775, and it describes with convincing proof how the famous story of Henry Knox’s Noble Train of Artillery Expedition from Ft. Ticonderoga to outside Boston may not be as it has always been told.
The article is published in the current July/Aug issue of American Revolution magazine (formerly known as Patriots of the American Revolution magazine). You can purchase the magazine for $5 online or by calling 1−800−767−5828. (You can also follow the magazine on Facebook.)
My No Ox for Knox? article questions the famous story of Col. Henry Knox leading a team of ox-drawn sleds laden with artillery through the snowy mountains of western Massachusetts. This story is a staple of both history books and the American subconscious, and has been immortalized in at least two artworks, the most famous pictured here. But could it be wrong? Read the article to see my argument that Knox had no oxen after all.
The true story of Knox’s Noble Train of Artillery is also featured in my forthcoming 1775 history book.
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You can directly purchase the newest American Revolution magazine, featuring my article, online at the publisher’s website. (It was previously marked as sold out, but that is not true.)
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