Henry Knox is one of the key commanders on the American side of the Revolutionary War. A Bostonian by birth, Knox joins the American side in 1775 and quickly becomes impressed with George Washington’s charisma and capable leadership. Knox gains Washington’s respect by recovering important British artillery from the abandoned Fort Ticonderoga. He continues to fight alongside Washington until the end of the war in 1783, and his faith in Washington’s leadership never seems to falter.
Henry Knox Character Timeline in 1776
The timeline below shows where the character Henry Knox appears in 1776. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 2: Rabble in Arms
...to show little motivation. Meanwhile, there’s no news from the expedition to Quebec, nor from Knox’s expedition. In December, the Continental Congress changes its mind and gives the go-ahead for Washington... (full context)
Chapter 3: Dorchester Heights
...also cultivated relationships with exemplary leaders from New England (such as Nathanael Greene and Henry Knox) and no longer speaks ill of New Englanders as a result. Meanwhile, many prominent thinkers... (full context)
Chapter 4: The Lines are Drawn
...one of the wealthiest American cities at the time. Many of the troops, including Henry Knox, are impressed with the residents’ luxurious lives. Other soldiers praise the beautiful buildings and statues... (full context)
Chapter 6: Fortune Frowns
...and stealing. There are rumors that Washington lacks the skills to lead effectively. However, Henry Knox’s loyalty to Washington never falters. Washington himself begins to question whether New York has become... (full context)
On October 16, Washington holds another military council: John Sullivan, Lord Stirling, Mifflin, and Henry Knox are all present. Also present is Charles Lee, whom Washington has reappointed his second-in-command. (Washington... (full context)
Chapter 7: Darkest Hour