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"Knox Moving Co." Shirt

Regular price $ 26.95 USD
Regular price Sale price $ 26.95 USD
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Our original design honors Henry Knox and the herculean effort that brought about the end of the siege of Boston. More information on Knox is below.  And for those who are interested, the canon image is from John Müller, "A Treatise of Artillery,” published 1757, imprint date 1779; The Evans Collection,  Early American Imprints, Series I, 1639-1800.

The shirt: We’re offering your choice of fabrics and colors:
  • 100% cotton Made in the USA shirt in Grey — Grown, knitted, dyed, and sewn in the USA. 5.4 oz. S - 4X. See size chart. This grey shirt is dark, and as a result, the design is very subtle.

    Note: We suggest ordering one size larger than you normally wear. (This shirt runs small.)

  • Our standard 4.3 oz. Poly-Cotton shirt that gets rave reviews. Our softest shirt. It's also our thinnest and lightest. It is very high-quality and long-wearing, but it is thin and light. Lots of people love them, which you can see in the reviews, but if you judge t-shirt quality based on weight or thickness, do not get this one. Instead, get one of the two 100% cotton shirts above. In Military green. S - 4X. See size chart.

Note that the $3 price difference for the 100% cotton Made in the USA shirt is our higher wholesale cost; there is no additional margin.

This design is also available in a long-sleeved shirt in Grey. As well as in a sticker and a magnet.

Also available for a limited time, Fort Ticonderoga limited edition print — Signed and numbered — Only 200 printed.


Historical Background Behind the Design: Henry Knox and his noble train of artillery

"On March 17, 1776, George Washington stood on Dorchester Heights alongside fifty-nine captured cannon high above the city of Boston, Massachusetts, and watched as British troops peacefully evacuated the city after an eleven-month siege.

"It was a remarkable moment for many reasons. The siege had begun in April 1775, in the days after the Revolution’s opening battles at Lexington and Concord, when local militias cut off the peninsular city from surrounding towns. A twenty-five-year-old Continental Army officer and former Boston bookseller named Henry Knox suggested that cannon might be used to drive the British from the town. Washington sent Knox to Crown Point and the recently captured Fort Ticonderoga in northern New York to retrieve fifty-nine cannon and mortars and bring them to Boston. . . .

"Knox and his men moved the cannon 300 miles in fifty-six days with the help of oxen and ice sledges and arrived outside Boston on January 25, 1776. When powder for the cannon finally arrived, the Americans began firing on Boston on March 2, and on March 4 mounted the largest guns on Dorchester Heights. British fire couldn’t reach Washington’s forces, and the British loaded their ships and withdrew to Halifax, Nova Scotia, on March 17."

Source: Gilder Lehrman.

Learn more

Thanks to Dr. Bob Allison, professor of history at Suffolk University, for his helpful comments on this design.



Flat-rate shipping: Regardless of the number of items you order, the shipping price is still fixed at $5.95 for shirts, caps, unframed prints and posters, bracelets, lapel pins, pendants, button packs. And $8.95 for hooded and crewneck sweatshirts, mugs, and blankets.

Our flat rate shipping means you can add two or more t-shirts, sweatshirts, or caps for no additional shipping charge.


We try to ship orders within three business days of receiving them. This applies to in-stock items. Framed items or items requiring personalization may take up to two weeks longer.

We close for a week over Independence Day and Christmas. A notice will appear at the top of every page of the site in advance of this closure.

We ship most orders via USPS, so if the post office is closed, we won't be shipping orders that day.

If you need to receive your order by a certain date, such as to give as a gift or have for a trip, we recommend ordering at least two weeks in advance, especially if you are use USPS shipping. 

If you're looking for reliable, on-time deliveries, we strongly suggest upgrading to "UPS 3 Business Day Select Shipping."

Additional notes:

  • When fulfillment takes longer, such as around the Christmas holidays, we'll put up an announcement in the site and will list recommended shipping deadlines below.
  • If an item is out of stock, we will contact you.
  • If one of your items is an advance order, that will be noted on the product page along with an estimate of when it will ship. If that estimated date changes, the product page will be updated.

    Charges for shipping to destinations in the United States and to APO, DPO, and FPO addresses

    • Free shipping
      • On stickers, magnets, decals, patches, static clings, and individual button pins.

    • US Postal Service shipping - The least expensive, though also less reliable than UPS. We strong recommend selecting UPS (details below), especially during November and December.

      • $5.95 for shirts, caps, unframed prints and posters, bracelets, lapel pins, pendants, button packs.

        Regardless of the number of items you order, the shipping price is still fixed at $5.95. Our flat rate shipping means you can add another t-shirt, cap, or book for no additional shipping charge.

      • $8.95 for hooded and crewneck sweatshirts, mugs, and blankets.

    We strongly recommend using UPS, especially in November and December.
      • UPS 3 Business Day Select
      Cut off time: Order must be received by 3 pm Eastern and it will ship the next business day.
        UPS's normal (non-holiday) delivery guarantee is by the end of the third business day.  See the UPS site for details.
          • $14.95 for shirts, caps, unframed prints and posters, bracelets, lapel pins, pendants, button packs.

          • $18.95 for hooded and crewneck sweatshirts, mugs, and blankets.

          • If the actual shipping cost is much, much higher than what we’re charging, we reserve the right to contact customers to discuss options.

        • UPS Overnight (Next Business Day Delivery)
        Before placing your order, call 469-233-7712.

        Charges for shipping to destinations outside the United States

        Limited to US Postal Service International Service only.

        • Canada and Mexico

          • $18.00 for shirts, caps, unframed prints and posters, bracelets, lapel pins, pendants, button packs.
          • $24.00 for hooded and crewneck sweatshirts, mugs, and blankets.

        • Rest of the World

          • Rates starts at $65.00.

        Additional charges for all destinations

        Some large, heavy items may have an additional shipping charge.  If that's the case, it will be noted on the product page.

          All designs are copyrighted by The History List

          All designs are copyrighted by The History List and the History Nerd text and design on t-shirts is a registered trademark. If you see a knock off, please let me know.


          Your purchases support our mission to engage people with local history and to support historic sites and history organizations across the country.

          Customer Reviews

          Based on 48 reviews
          Patty B.
          Exactly as Promised!

          The shirt is soft, true to size, and a cool design. Keep up the amazing work, History List!!

          Cory B.
          Great Shirt, Amazingly Quick Shipping!

          Love the Knox Moving Co. shirt! This is a fun and fantastic way to memorialize the feats of Henry Knox and his men. Additionally, the time needed for The History List to process and ship this shirt was unbelievably quick.

          Sean P.
          Mr. Knox approved!

          If these shirts were around in the 18thC Mr. Knox would have definitely had a rack of them in his store. Soft material, sharp crisp printing, it’s great!

          Thomas P.
          Great Shirt!

          Our History is Fascinating - Great Fit, Comfortable!

          Shawn Q.
          Great shirt!

          Received quickly. Well printed and a great shirt!

          Suzanne E.
          Always great stuff!

          This must be the third or fourth shirt I bought from The History List for my husband. And I'm bound to eventually buy them all. Besides really clever designs, these shirts hold up remarkably well. I've washed them over and over again and they maintain their nice quality. Fun & perfect for any 'history nerd'.

          Mary A.S.

          I ordered this as a gift and it went directly to the recipient so I never even saw it or touched it.

          Joed B.
          Knox shirt

          I absolutely love this shirt it's true to size and feels so good. Will definitely be buying from again soon.

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