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Montpelier, The General Henry Knox Museum

Montpelier, Knox home, ca. 1865

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Montpelier, Knox home, ca. 1865
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Description

This daguerreotype features Montpelier, the home of General Henry Knox and his family.

Knox inherited much of the Waldo Patent through his wife Lucy Flucker Knox, the granddaughter of Brigadier General Samuel Waldo.

After resigning as the nation's first Secretary of War in 1794, Knox moved his family to the mansion he had erected on one of the most advantageous sites in his Maine holdings, the head of the St. Georges River in Thomaston.

After his death in 1806, members of the family continued to reside there until 1854. The structure was razed in 1871 to make way for the Knox and Lincoln Railroad.

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