The Lake George Battlefield Park Alliance and the Warren County Historical Society have announced “Henry Knox and the Hunt for Heavy Artillery,” a program presented by Fort Ticonderoga Museum Curator Dr. Matthew Keagle on Monday, December 19th.
Keagle will explore the Continental Army’s need for heavy cannon in 1775 and how it informed not only Henry Knox‘s famous 300-mile expedition from Ticonderoga to Boston, but the broader plans for the campaign of 1775 in the Lake George and Lake Champlain region.
The presentation will explore questions such as: did Knox think up the plan to get cannon from Fort Ticonderoga? did he strip the fort of its artillery? and how did Benedict Arnold aid Knox’s efforts and anticipate the Continental Army’s ongoing needs?
Keagle will answer these and other questions as he unpacks one of the monumental achievements of the Revolutionary War, a local story with global implications.
This program will begin at 7 pm and will be held at the Holiday Inn Lake George, located at 2223 Canada Street. The event is free to the public. Registration can be completed by emailing email@example.com.
Illustration: Knox Artillery Train courtesy National Archives Collection.