Henry Knox diary, 20 November 1775 - 13 January 1776
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"Snow too deep for the Cannon"
From the common ranks of the Continental Army, Washington has elevated Henry Knox, formerly a Boston bookseller fascinated by engineering, to the rank of General in charge of an artillery regiment. Knox is aware of the painful lack of ammunition and artillery along the colonial lines of defense, and has now been sent to recover cannon and mortars captured from Fort Ticonderoga in northern New York, and transport them back to Cambridge. His midwinter journey through dense woodland, along rivers, and across colonial borders is plagued with obstacles which require all Knox's ingenuity and diplomacy to solve.