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Ghent in Columbia 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, November 2, 2009
1. Gen. Henry Knox Trail Marker
The Henry Knox Cannon Trail follows the route that Gen. Henry Knox used to transport 59 cannons from Fort Ticonderoga and Crown Point, New York to Cambridge, Massachusetts in the winter of 1775-1776.
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-27.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the General Henry Knox Trail marker series.
 
Location. 42° 18.965′ N, 73° 37.982′ W. Marker is in Ghent, New York, in Columbia County. Marker is at the intersection of Union Turnpike (New York State Route 66) and Snyder Road, on the right when traveling south on Union Turnpike. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ghent NY 12075, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 2.9 miles away); Cpl. Frank R. Fratellenico, Jr. (approx. 4.5 miles away); Farmhands and Fishing (approx. 5.1 miles away); Lindenwald
Knox Trail Marker NY-27 image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 2, 2009
2. Knox Trail Marker NY-27
(approx. 5.1 miles away); Lindenwald and the Old Post Road (approx. 5.1 miles away); Welcome to Lindenwald (approx. 5.2 miles away); Uncovering the Past (approx. 5.2 miles away); 1849-50     A House Transformed (approx. 5.2 miles away).
 
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. The Knox Trail - Introduction. New York State Conservation Department. (Submitted on November 2, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. The Knox Trail - Heritage Tour Guide. The Hudson River Valley Institute. (Submitted on November 3, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

3. Major General Henry Knox
Marker on Union Turnpike image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 2, 2009
3. Marker on Union Turnpike
. Knox biography from the American Revolution website. (Submitted on November 2, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Notable EventsNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Marker in Ghent, NY image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 2, 2009
4. Marker in Ghent, NY
The Noble Train of Artillery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2008
5. The Noble Train of Artillery
This Tom Lovell painting of General Knox and his soldiers transporting the cannons is on display at Fort Ticonderoga.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 979 times since then and 18 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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