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Henry Knox (1750)

A bookseller, Knox became active in the colonial militia in the lead-up to the American Revolution. Upon the outbreak of war with England, he volunteered for the revolutionary forces and soon proved himself a capable tactician and leader. He was so highly regarded that he was chosen to succeed George Washington as commander of the army at the war's end and later served as the first US secretary of war. What did Knox accidentally swallow that caused an infection that claimed his life? More...
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Thought it was the Scottish reformer.
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Usually there are rather famous people in this box, but not this time:)
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Thanks for the interesting article.

It seems that he was, in general, pretty enlightened for those days in regard to the treatment of Native Americans.

Most fair-minded people agree that the Native Americans were badly treated by American governments throughout much of this country's history.

It IS a shameful period in American history.

Many Americans want to tell Native-Americans what some good Russian people have told the Dutch people regarding Russia's role in the murder of 298 human beings (including infants): FORGIVE US.
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A big fella! Apparently, eating too fast was the death of him.
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Major General Henry Knox died on the 25th of October, 1806, after 56 years of life and 11 years in Thomaston. According to all official reports, Knox fell ill after swallowing a chicken bone, resulting in an infection that took his life after a few days of bed-ridden agony. Local legends about his death abound, including the rumor that he was stabbed by a gentleman who, upon returning to his Union home, discovered Knox dining with the gentleman’s wife.


http://thomaston.mainememory.net/page/733/display.html
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happy Birthday
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He died in 1806 from an infection received after swallowing a chicken bone
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Why he sallowed the chicken bone? Was he very hungry then?
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There is hardly a better example of how a self-made man was shaped by the events prior to, and in turn forged the outcome of the creation of the United States of America.

He lived a glorious life however banal its demise.
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People may think him unhealthy today, many more in his day and age would rather enjoy what he has enjoyed and die an earlier death!
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So Fort Knox is named in his honor
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