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Cambridge in Middlesex County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Gen. Henry Knox Trail

 
 
Gen. Henry Knox Trail Marker image. 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
General Henry Knox
delivered to
General George Washington
in January 1776
the train of artillery
brought from
Fort Ticonderoga
to force the enemy to
evacuate Boston

Erected by the Commonwealth
of Massachusetts 1927

 
Erected 1927 by Commonwealth of Massachusetts. (Marker Number MA-27.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the General Henry Knox Trail marker series.
 
Location. 42° 22.593′ N, 71° 7.313′ W. Marker is in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County. Marker is at the intersection of Garden Street and Mason Street, on the right when traveling west on Garden Street. Click for map. Marker is located on the Cambridge Common. Marker is in this post office area: Cambridge MA 02138, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Charlestown – Watertown Path (a few steps from this marker); Washington First Took Command (within shouting distance of this marker); Gen. Casimir Pulaski (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington’s General Orders (within shouting distance of this
Marker on Garden Street image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
2. Marker on Garden Street
marker); These Cannon Were Abandoned (within shouting distance of this marker); Gen. Thaddeus Kosciuszko (within shouting distance of this marker); Christ Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Way to Charlestown (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Cambridge.
 
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.
 
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 on Cambridge Common image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
3. Knox Trail Marker on Cambridge Common
The Knox Trail Marker is one of many markers and monuments located on the common in Cambridge, where the Continental Army was camped in 1776.
Noble Train of Artillery image. 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.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,340 times since then and 81 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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