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"Knox Moving Co." Shirt

Regular price $ 29.95
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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: Customer feedback reports this shirt runs small.  Please use the size chart to verify your size before ordering. It is recommended to order a size up. 

  • 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.



For shipments to addresses within the U.S. (scroll down for International shipping) 

Flat-rate shipping: Regardless of the number of items you order, the shipping price for shirts, caps, unframed prints and posters, bracelets, lapel pins, pendants, and button packs is $5.95.

For hooded and crewneck sweatshirts, mugs, and blankets, the shipping cost is $8.95. 

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

Note that some large or heavy items, including larger framed prints, may have a different shipping charge or a shipping surcharge. When they do, it will be noted on the product page.



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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 using 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. (See more on UPS in the next section.) 

      • $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 

      Note: UPS 3 Business Day select is not available for addresses in Hawaii and Alaska. If UPS is selected for Hawaii or Alaska, the order will be shipped UPS Ground.

      Cut off time: Orders received by 8 am Eastern will ship the same business day.  Orders received after that time will ship the next business day. Applies to in-stock items that do not require personalization or signing. 
        UPS's normal (non-holiday) delivery guarantee is by the end of the third business day, and this includes delivery on Saturday.  This applies to the 48 contiguous states. 
          • $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 significantly higher than what we’re charging, we will contact you to discuss alternatives.

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

        For shipments to addresses outside the United States


        We only ship to locations that are served by US Postal Service International Service.


        • 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.

        If the actual shipping cost is significantly higher than what we’re charging, we will contact you to discuss alternatives.

          All original 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.

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          Customer Reviews

          Based on 60 reviews
          Brett G.
          Fantastic Slogan, Quality, and Delivery

          I absolutely LOVE this purchase. Not only did I get my "Knox Moving Company" shirt but it came with a postcard history of what happened to inspire it. I will wear it proudly, and probably buy another to display in my classroom when we study the Revolution!

          Bryan W.
          Knox Moving Co shirt

          Love the design of the shirt! The material is soft and not heavy just the way I like them. Definitely will be looking for more just like this one

          Elijah S.
          Wonderful shirt

          This shirt is so soft and fits perfectly. Love everything that History List has to offer

          Greg P.
          Those who know...know!

          I love this shirt already! Super soft and the screening seems to be quality printed.
          I like the color options as well.
          You can always tell a history buff, because when you wear this shirt, the ones that understand it will give you a chuckle!
          Highly recommended!

          Unique design

          Such a great design featuring a lesser-known Revolutionary War leader. It was great to surprise the recipient with a gift like this featuring his favorite historic character. Soft fabric, too.

          Rebecca H.
          Knox Moving Co Shirt

          This is the second Knox Moving Co shirt that I have bought as a gift. I will continue to turn to the History List for great products for the history lovers in my circle.

          Alexandra G.
          Love it!

          Fit is perfect, super comfortable

          Patty B.
          Exactly as Promised!

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