We’re glad you stopped by to learn more about Henry Knox and Freemasonry. Little is known of the details of the lives of many who lived in the 1700’s. In fact, for most of those who were involved in the Revolutionary War, we know nothing whatsoever. Some we know about due to extensive research taking place today but there is precious little left from which to draw our conclusions. Freemasonry, espousing liberty and equality among all men, was from its beginnings persecuted and those who became members often did so discreetly. Today, then, finding information about what they did as Masons is all but impossible. Knox is known to have visited lodges in the company of Freemasons George Washington, the Marquis deLafayette, and other leaders of the Continental Army. Knox was also instrumental in the formation of another fraternal group, The Society of the Cincinnati which was founded at the Continental Army encampment at Newburgh, New York, in May 1783.