Did you ever wonder how a young, poor colony like America got enough weapons to fight the army of the British Empire to victory?

Well, in the case of Henry Knox…we simply took them from the British. That’s right – after American fighters captured Fort Ticonderoga, this former bookseller had the idea to move the contents of the fort’s armory to the front lines along the coast.

He transported the captured British artillery hundreds of miles through a New England mountain range in the dead of winter. Watch the video above to learn about the heroic ingenuity of Henry Knox, and how his hard work helped win the Revolutionary War.

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