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Ticonderoga in Essex County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Gen. Henry Knox Trail

 
 
Gen. Henry Knox Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 5, 2004
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.
Through this place passed
Gen. Henry Knox
in the winter of 1775-1776
to deliver to
Gen. George Washington
at Cambridge
the train of artillery
from Fort Ticonderoga
used to force the British
Army to evacuate Boston

Erected by
The State of New York
during the sesquicentennial
of the American Revolution

 
Erected 1926 by State of New York. (Marker Number NY-2.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the General Henry Knox Trail marker series.
 
Location. 43° 50.921′ N, 73° 24.092′ W. Marker is in Ticonderoga, New York, in Essex County. Marker is on Fort Ticonderoga Entrance Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ticonderoga NY 12883, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Colonial Battles Fought in this Vicinity (within shouting distance of this marker); “The Black Watch” (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); George Augustus Viscount Howe (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Carillon Battlefield (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different
Gen. Henry Knox Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 5, 2004
2. Gen. Henry Knox Trail Marker
marker also named “The Black Watch” (approx. 0.4 miles away); The French Lines (approx. 0.4 miles away); Near this spot stood Montcalm (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hut Sites (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Ticonderoga.
 
More about this marker. The top of the marker contains a relief scene of Gen. Knox overseeing several teams of oxen dragging the artillery pieces. The left of the marker contains a map tracing the route taken from Ticonderoga to Cambridge, Mass. Indicated along the route are the New York towns of Ft. George, Ft. Edward, Saratoga, Half Moon, Albany, Kinderhook, Claverack and Nobletown.
 
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. http://www.fort-ticonderoga.org/. Fort Ticonderoga National Historic Landmark. (Submitted on July 24, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. The Knox Trail - Heritage Tour Guide. The Hudson
Marker at Fort Ticonderoga image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 5, 2004
3. Marker at Fort Ticonderoga
River Valley Institute. (Submitted on July 24, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

3. Major General Henry Knox. Knox biography from the American Revolution website. (Submitted on July 24, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Notable EventsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Missing Knox Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2008
4. Missing Knox Trail Marker
The Gen. Knox Trail Marker was missing when this photo was taken.
Noble Train of Artillery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2008
5. 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 974 times since then and 6 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 October 17, 2016.
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