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Artillery in the Revolutionary War

Tags: artillery, Revolutionary War, Henry Knox, Molly Pitcher

Background Readings

• King of Battle: a Branch History of the U.S. Army's Field Artillery (1992) / by Boyd L. Dastrup, FA Command Historian. Chapter 1, deal with Revolutionary War artillery. -Available for checkout from the library of ebook-

• Right of the Line: A History of the American Field Artillery

The Organizational History of Field Artillery 1775-2003 / by Janice E. Mckenney. Chapter 1 covers artillery organization, weapons and employment during the Revolutionary War.

Historical Sketch of the Organization, Administration, Material and Tactics of the Artillery, United States... / By William Edward Birkhimer, 1884. Chapter 1 deals with Revolutionary War Artillery.-Google Ebook-

• The Birth of the American Field Artillery: Bunker Hill to Fort Ticonderoga and Back / by Steven R. Gailar. Student Paper, FA OCC 10-69

• The Birth of the American Field Artillery---From Bunker Hill to Fort Ticonderoga and Back / by Craig F. Johnson. Student Paper, FA OCC 12-69

• The Development of Field Artillery in the U.S. Army / by Capt. J.H. Harris. Student Paper, FA 1919 class

 

 

 

 

Molly Pitcher

"Molly Pitcher was a nickname given for women who carried water to the troops during the Revolutionary War"

Molly Pitcher/ Site discusses both Margaret Corbin and Mary Ludwig Hay McCauley

Pitcher, Molly (Mary Ludwig Hays McCauley)

 

Artillery in the Revolutionary War

This page contains online books, articles and websites in addition to print
references on Continental Army artillery and its importance to the colonists
and allies during the American Revolution.

Books

 

 

 

 

 

Henry Knox

• "Henry Knox, The Father of American Artillery," / by Richard L. Heit. Field Artillery Journal, 47 (Sept.-Oct. 1979) pp. 48-51

• Henry Knox, A Soldier of the Revolution: Major-General in the Continental Army, Washington's Chief of Artillery / by Noah Brooks.-Google Ebook-

• Life and Correspondence of Henry Knox Major-General in the American Revolutionary Army / by Francis Drake. -Ebook at Internet Archives-

• Henry Knox: Visionary General of the American Revolution / by Mark Puls.- Google Ebook-

Life and Correspondence of Henry Knox, Major-General in the American Revolutionary Army / by Francis Samuel Drake.-Google Ebook-

• Major-General Henry Knox / by James Wall Schureman Campbell. A Short address detailing the life of Henry Knox on Internet Archive.

"Father Knox" / by Capt. George J. B. Fisher. Student Paper, 1934.

• The Knox Trail-History. Site on Washington's decision to dispatch Henry Knox, a young Boston bookseller, to organize the transport of captured artillery pieces from the Fort Ticonderoga to Boston.

• Henry Knox diary, 20 November 1775- 13 January 1776. Site offers the original diary kept by Knox on his mid-winter journey from Fort Ticonderoga with captured cannon/mortars. Typed transcriptions of the diary are available.

• Pluckemin Artillery Cantonment. Site provides information on the Pluckemin Artillery Cantonment, General Knox's 1778-1779 winter encampment facility offering formal officer and artillery training, which is now recognized as the nation's first military academy.

• "General Henry Knox's Ticonderoga Expedition" / by Alexander C. Flick. Quarterly Journal of the New York State Historical Association, 9 April 1928, pp. 119-135.

 

 

 

Battles

 

 

 

 

 

Photographs

 

 

 

Bibliography

 

 

 

 

 

 

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