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Title Henry Knox document set
Date 1778 July 3 [letter]; n.d. [engraving]; n.d. [engraving].
Description 1 item - 4 leaf pamphlet with letter and engraving.
People Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Edwin, David, 1776-1841
Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827
Search Terms Revolutionary War
American Revolution
Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
Secretary of War
Military officers
Scope & Content Henry Knox document set. 1 item - 4 leaf pamphlet with letter and engraving.

A.L.S., 1778, July 3, Camp Brunswick [New Jersey], to "My Dear Brother" [William Knox?], no address; lengthy description of the Battle of Monmouth [June 28, 1778].

Henry Knox portrait engraving. On lower edge of portrait engraving is marked "C.W. Peale pinx" and "Edwin sc." Beneath that is inscribed in cursive "General Knox."

Henry Knox (1750-1806): Born 25 July 1750 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts; died 25 October 1806 near Thomaston, Massachusetts (now Maine). U.S. General in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; U.S. Secretary of War, 1789-94. Member, Society of the Cincinnati.

Admin/Biographical History John S. H. Fogg, compiler of this collection, born in Eliot, Maine. Graduated from Bowdoin College in 1846, earned a degree in medicine from Harvard College in 1850 and established his practice in South Boston, Massachusetts. While a student at Bowdoin, Dr. Fogg developed a lifelong interest in collecting autograph letters and documents, particularly those relating to the history of the United States. Paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair in 1873, Fogg gave undivided attention to building his magnificent collection. Beginning in 1875, he had completed the task by 1881.