Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

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Dates:
Birth 1750-07-25
Death 1806-10-25

Biographical notes:

American revolutionary officer.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to Thomas Jefferson, 1793 Apr. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270596665

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to General Henry Jackson, 1796 Oct. 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270596669

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Westpoint, to Colonel Pickering, Quartermaster General, 1782 Sept. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270598200

From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to Colonel Wadsworth, 1787 July 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270596772

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Continental Village [Cortlandt, New York], to Colonel Pickering, Quartermaster General, [1782] Oct. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270595688

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Philadelphia, to General Henry Jackson, 1794 Nov. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270597121

From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to Gen. Henry Jackson in Boston, 1786 Dec. 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270596769

From the description of Letter signed : War Department, to William Tenlay, 1791 Feb. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270874780

U.S. secretary of war and army officer.

From the description of Henry Knox papers, 1789-1797. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70982707

First U.S. secretary of war, 1785-1794.

From the description of LS : to Arthur St. Clair, 1790 May 19. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122525100

From the description of LS, 1794 July 11, New York, N.Y., to Anthony Wayne. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 86165766

General and resident of Boston, Mass., and Thomaston, Me.

From the description of Papers, 1715-1841. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 70974305

Henry Knox, born in Boston, Massachussets, in 1750, rose to the rank of major general in the Revolutionary War as an artillery officer and was appointed by President George Washington as the first U.S. Secretary of War in 1785. Henry Jackson, born in Boston in 1747, was a close friend of Knox and also served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War, rising to the rank of brevet-brigadier general.

From the description of Henry Knox letter to Henry Jackson, 1793 November 8. (Rhinelander District Library). WorldCat record id: 762830209

Henry Knox, born in Boston, Massachussets, in 1750, rose to the rank of major general in the Revolutionary War as an artillery officer and was appointed by President George Washington as the first U.S. Secretary of War in 1785. Winthrop Sargent, born in Gloucester, Massachussets, in 1753, served under Knox in the Revolutionary War and then became Secretary of the Northwest Territory under its governor, Arthur St. Clair, before being appointed the first Governor of the Mississippi Territory in 1798 by President John Adams.

From the description of Henry Knox letter to Winthrop Sargent, 1791 May 19. (Rhinelander District Library). WorldCat record id: 762830650

Major-general in the Continental Army, first U.S. secretary of war.

From the description of LS : West Point, N.Y., to Captain Hugg, 1782 Nov. 11. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122633586

Epithet: Commander; RN

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000753.0x000178

Major-general in Continental Army, later first U.S. secretary of war.

From the description of ALS, 1782 Mar. 21, Boonton, N.J., to Elias Dayton. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122585840

Revolutionary War soldier and first secretary of war.

From the description of Henry Knox : miscellaneous papers, 1787-1793. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 46612822

U.S. Secretary of War and Brigadier-General in the U.S. Continental Army.

From the description of Warrant, 1789. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122391842

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Occupations:

  • Army officers
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  • Maine--Thomaston (as recorded)
  • Fort Ticonderoga (N.Y.) (as recorded)
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