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My book, Guns For General Washington is about a young soldier named Will Knox who enlisted in the military expecting adventure, and thats what he got. Wills older brother Henry is a colonel in George Washingtons staff. When the colonists are in need of artillery to break Britians seage on Boston, Henry had a plan. His plan was to take his brother Will up to the abandoned military fort Fort Ticondaroga and bring the artillery from there back to Boston. Most of the staff disagreed saying that it was impossible, but Washington gave him a chance. Will and Henry had no problems getting to the fort, but they were not expecting what they saw. At the fort there were hundreds of guns, from small mortors to 28 inch cannons. To get back to Boston they would need a large crew of men tho drag sleds with oxen and horses. first they would need to cross a lake to get to there first stoping place. They started off fine, but ran into trouble. One of the boats had sprung a leak, and was slowly sinking. The crew patched it up quick and kept going. During this Henry was waiting on the shore at there first objective. Henry did not know that the boat had to stop, so he was losing hope. But then Henry heard sailors singing and saw the boats dark silouhette against the moon light. After all the boats were safley on shore the crew made a camp. In the morning the crew thanked the sailers and got new people for the land expedition. The crew got to the next checkpoint easy, and the next one even easyer. They were expecting an easy way to the next objective, but an unfortunate thaw slowed them down. They had to cross many rivers, but the ice was weak and was dangerous to cross. When they came to there first river the guns went one by one until finaly the last had to cross, Wills mighty 28 inch cannon. When will was about halve way through the ice cracked and the sled fell in! Luckly Will got out unharmed, but the gun had to come out. Once the gun was out they set off. They had an easy time getting to Boston, where the crew had to return home. with all the guns the colonists set up a fort over night, and forced the British away.
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