A novel about a little-known event in American history–the great cannon trek of 1775. Colonel Henry Knox conceived a plan to take desperately needed cannons and ammunition from New York’s Fort Ticonderoga to Boston where rebel forces feared that a British attack was imminent.
The huge, ungainly guns had to be moved during the winter over hundreds of miles of mountainous wilderness. This is a fast paced, well-told adventure story. Dialogue among the characters sounds authentic and never forced. Will Knox, the colonel’s 19-year-old brother, goes along on the trek and provides a character with whom readers can readily identify. Guns for General Washington is a satisfying piece of historical fiction that provides a clear telling of an important chapter in American history.