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Virtual Author Series: The Revolutionary War Lives and Letters of Lucy and Henry Knox
The Fort Ticonderoga Virtual Author Series features presentations by authors of books related to Fort Ticonderoga’s history.
In 1774, Henry Knox married a 17-year-old woman from a Tory family named Lucy Flucker. When the American Revolution broke out the following year, Knox joined the Continental Army and rose to command Washington’s artillery. Separated throughout much of the conflict, Lucy and Henry wrote constantly to one another.
In The Revolutionary War Lives and Letters of Lucy and Henry Knox, Phillip Hamilton examines not only how the couple experienced and coped with this momentous struggle, but he also explores how they worked together to preserve their family and relationship with one another.
Phillip Hamilton is a Professor of History at Christopher Newport University in Virginia and is the author and editor of several books about America’s Revolutionary era.
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