HENRY KNOX

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Henry Knox

Born: Boston

Age in 1775: 24

Profession: Bookseller

Principal Contribution to the Revolution: Commander of patriot artillery, advisor to the commander in chief.

Personal characteristics: Highly intelligent, obese.

Quote: 1776 “As the army now stands, it is only a receptacle for ragamuffins.”

Later life: Secretary of War 1785-95

Died: 1806