The Noble Train Begins: Ticonderoga Guns for the Siege of Boston
Writing to the Continental Congress in New York City on November 8th, General Washington wrote of Henry Knox, “The Council of Officers are unanimously of the opinion, that the command of artillery should no longer continue in Col. Gridley, and knowing of no person better qualified to supply his place, or whose appointment will give more general satisfaction, have taken the liberty of recommending Henry Knox, Esq. to the consideration of the Congress.” At Fort Ticonderoga, meet this unassuming Boston book seller whose physical and mental might would be first tested with the Noble Train of Artillery. See man power and horse power in action as fourteen mortars, forty three cannons, as well as ordinance are carefully selected from this Old French Fort. Watch as vital arms and military stores are loaded up to be hauled down to the tenuous siege of Boston. Meet the solders left behind to guard this frontier outpost, as the first winter of the Revolutionary War begins to take hold. Discover the mechanics of this epic feat Henry Knox would perform for the Continental Army. Event takes place 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. The cost is $10 per person and payable at the door. Friends of Fort Ticonderoga and children 4 years old and under are free.