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

Gen. Henry Knox Trail

 
 
Knox Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2008
1. 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.
From this fortress went
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-1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the General Henry Knox Trail marker series.
 
Location. 43° 50.502′ N, 73° 23.253′ W. Marker is in Ticonderoga, New York, in Essex County. Marker can be reached from Sandy Redoubt, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. The marker is in the Parade Ground of Fort Ticonderoga, near the South parapet wall. 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. 200th Anniversary of Washington’s Inspection (a few steps from this marker); Through this entrance . . . (within shouting distance of this marker); 150th Anniversary of the Capture of This Fort (within shouting distance of this marker);
Marker in the Parade Gound of Fort Ticonderoga image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2008
2. Marker in the Parade Gound of Fort Ticonderoga
Colonel Ethan Allen (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonel John Brown (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Carillon (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Ticonderoga (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Troops of Colonial Wars at Ticonderoga (approx. ¼ 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. The Knox Trail - Introduction. New York State Conservation Department. (Submitted on August 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Knox Cannon Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2008
3. Knox Cannon Trail Marker
The marker at Fort Ticonderoga is the first of 56 markers that were placed along the route followed by Henry Knox's train of artillery.
 

2. The Knox Trail - Heritage Tour Guide. The Hudson River Valley Institute. (Submitted on August 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

3. Fort Ticonderoga National Historic Landmark. (Submitted on August 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
4. Major General Henry Knox. Knox biography from the American Revolution website. (Submitted on August 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. MilitaryWar, US Revolutionary
 
Artillery at Fort Ticonderoga image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2008
4. Artillery at Fort Ticonderoga
These cannons at Fort Ticonderoga were captured, along with the Fort, in May of 1775 by Benedict Arnold and Ethan Allen with his Green Mountain Boys.
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.
Henry Knox image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 9, 2015
6. Henry Knox
This portrait of Henry Knox by Charles Peale Polk after the c.1783 original by Charles Willson Peale hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.

“Henry Knox 1750-1806 . Born Boston, Massachusetts An overweight twenty-five-year old Boston bookseller who had taught himself military engineering and artillery out of books, Henry Knox was chief of artillery for the Continental army. In 1775, with Boston under British control, Knox commanded the 300-mile trek to Fort Ticonderoga to bring back by ox sleds the fifty-nine cannons mounted on Dorchester Heights that forced the British to evacuate the city. Throughout the seven years of battle, Knox would be by General Washington's side, his close friend and indispensable colleague and later the man the president would pick to be his secretary of war.

Knox is painted here in the uniform of a major general. He wears the badge of the Order of the Society of the Cincinnati, the fraternity of Continental army officers that he envisioned in 1783.” — National Portrait Gallery
Missing Knox Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2008
7. Missing Knox Trail Marker
Another marker for the Knox Cannon Trail had been located along the entrance road to Fort Ticonderoga. When this photo was taken, the marker had been removed.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,808 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   6. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   7. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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