Did Henry Knox fight William Howe in the Revolutionary War?
Henry Knox led a raid on Fort Ticonderoga in New York. He seized 120,000 pounds of artillery which he and his men brought back to Boston by boat and sled during the winter of 1775-76 when Boston was under siege by the British.
Answer and Explanation:
Henry Knox did not directly fight against William Howe in the American Revolution, but he was the cause of Howe's defeat. The artillery, including cannons, guns, and mortars which Knox brought back from Fort Ticonderoga were used by the Continental Army to defeat Howe during the Battle of Dorchester Heights in March 1776. The Americans reclaimed the city of Boston as a result.
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fromChapter 4 / Lesson 1
Explore the reasons for the battles at Lexington and Concord. Understand why the British marched on Concord. Learn about the significant events following these battles. Read about related conflicts like Bunker Hill.