Knox, John ___ 1741-1778 ___ Irish ___ soldier

BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY
Not much is known about Knox (if information on the internet is any guide). He was born in Sligo and became a soldier. He shipped to Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1757 with his regiment, the 43rd Foot, to participate in Lord Loudon's intended expedition against Louisbourg.The regiment was not employed in Amherst's successful siege, but it was present at the battle of the Plains of Abraham, serving in the winter of 1759-1760 under James Murray at Quebec. It was also with Murray at the fall of Montreal in 1760. Knox's diary is considered one of the most detailed and informative about these campaigns.
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1757-1760 ___ military weather Canada US

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An Historical Journal Of The Campaigns in North-America, For The Years 1757, 1758, 1759 and 1760
 

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