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Boston in Suffolk County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Gen. Henry Knox Trail

 
 
Gen. Henry Knox Trail Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
1. Gen. Henry Knox Trail Marker
The Henry Knox Cannon Trail follows the route that Henry Knox used to transport 59 cannons from Fort Ticonderoga and Crown Point to Cambridge, Mass in the winter of 1775-76.
Inscription.
At this place
the cannon brought by
General Henry Knox
from Fort Ticonderoga
to deliver to
General George Washington
in the winter of
1775 – 1776
were used to force
the British Army
to evacuate Boston.

Erected by the Commonwealth
of Massachusetts 1927

 
Erected 1927 by Commonwealth of Massachusetts. (Marker Number MA-28.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the General Henry Knox Trail marker series.
 
Location. 42° 19.963′ N, 71° 2.746′ W. Marker is in Boston, Massachusetts, in Suffolk County. Marker can be reached from Thomas Park. Click for map. Marker is located in Dorchester Heights National Historic Site in Thomas Park in South Boston. Marker is in this post office area: Boston MA 02127, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dorchester Heights (a few steps from this marker); On these Heights (a few steps from this marker); American Redoubts (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Dorchester Heights (about 300 feet away, measured in a
Marker at Dorchester Heights Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
2. Marker at Dorchester Heights
direct line); Dorchester Heights Thomas Park (about 400 feet away); The Land (approx. 1.2 miles away); In Commemoration (approx. 1.4 miles away); South Station (approx. 1.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Boston.
 
More about this marker. The top of the marker contains a bas relief bronze plaque depicting Gen. Knox overseeing a train of ox-drawn sleds.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. These markers follow the route used by Knox to transfer cannons from Fort Ticonderoga to Cambridge, Mass. and later to Dorchester Heights.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Knox Trail - History. (Submitted on April 14, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Major General Henry Knox. Knox biography from the American Revolution website. (Submitted on April 14, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Notable EventsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Knox Trail Marker in Thomas Park Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
3. Knox Trail Marker in Thomas Park
Noble Train of Artillery Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2008
4. Noble Train of Artillery
This painting of Knox transporting the cannons is on display at Fort Ticonderoga. It was painted by Tom Lovell.
Detail of Plaque on Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
5. Detail of Plaque on Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,061 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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