Washington's Other Right-Hand Man

Washington's Other Right-Hand Man

Constant Wonder

Unsung Heroes of the Revolutionary War

Episode: Unsung Heroes of the Revolutionary War

  • Jun 30, 2021 7:00 pm
  • 14:22 mins

Put aside Alexander Hamilton for a minute. Here's the story of Henry Knox, a bookseller in Boston, who gets the credit for winning the first major battle of the Revolution and was Washington's right-hand man for years. A self-taught ammunitions specialist, he became a Washington’s first Secretary of War. His success began with his dramatic retrieval of cannons at Fort Ticonderoga. Guest: William Hazelgrove, author, “Henry Knox’s Noble Train: The Story of a Boston Bookseller’s Heroic Expedition That Saved the American Revolution”