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Henry Knox Indian Affairs Document

Identifier: MS-3210

  • Staff Only

This document constitutes Knox's response to a request for $2,513.34 written by a Corporal Freeman of the Georgia Militia. Knox references the War letter (which outlines the quartering of the militia) as well as the expeditions of William Clark into the territory of the Creek Indian Tribe in this reply.


  • circa 1793

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This collection houses a document handwritten by Henry Knox mentioning the War Department Agent for Indian Affairs in Knoxville and The Creek Country.

Biographical/Historical Note

Henry Knox, born 1750 July 25, was a Revolutionary War General and the first U. S. Secretary of War. During the Revolution, Knox was in charge of the Continental Army's Artillery Division. He was responsible for the movement of artillery from Fort Ticonderoga to Boston in 1776, which subsequently forced the British Army from Boston. Knox was a leader at the battles of Brandywine, Germantown, Monmouth, and Yorktown and eventually accepted the surrender of the British Forces in New York.

The Continental Congress appointed Knox as Secretary of War under the Articles of Confederation on 1785 March 9. He held this position until 1789, at which point he assumed the same duties as the United States Secretary of War in the cabinet of President George Washington. As Secretary of War, Knox encouraged the buildup of a regular Navy, as well as a plan for a national militia. Knox passed away 1806 October 25 at his family estate in Maine.


This collection consists of one folder.

Acquisition Note

Purchased by Special Collections 2007 May 25.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA