Virtual Marching Tour of the American Revolutionary War

Knox on the Clouds

portrait of Henry Knox

Henry Knox
by Charles Wilson Peale

On September 24, General Knox wrote a letter to his wife Lucy in which he described the consequences of the rainstorm at the Battle of the Clouds.

...the musket cartridges of the army that had been delivered to the men were damaged, consisting of about 400,000. This was a most terrible stroke to us, and obliged us to retire, in order to get supplied with so essential an article as cartridges.