The Collection Battle Lines: From America's Wars

Born in 1756, LUCY FLUCKER married the Boston bookseller Henry Knox at the age of eighteen. In 1775, Henry went to serve in the Continental Army, where he later rose to become a general and, after the Revolution, Washington’s Secretary of War. Deserted by her Loyalist parents, Lucy was left to raise two small children on her own. Throughout the Revolution and afterwards, the couple corresponded almost daily, and their letters are a testament to their devotion to each other. Get transcript

Gilbert Stuart's portrait of Major General Henry Knox (GLC 05875)
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