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Schuylerville in Saratoga 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, June 27, 2012
1. Gen. Henry Knox Trail Marker
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-13.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the General Henry Knox Trail marker series.
 
Location. 43° 5.839′ N, 73° 34.934′ W. Marker is in Schuylerville, New York, in Saratoga County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway (U.S. 4) and Burgoyne Street, on the left when traveling south on Broadway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Schuylerville NY 12871, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Schuylerville World War I Monument (here, next to this marker); Unknown Soldier (a few steps from this marker); Flax and Linen Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Earliest Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker);
Gen. Henry Knox Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
2. 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.
Articles of Convention (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Schuyler House (about 700 feet away); Nov. 28, 1745 (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Schuylerville.
 
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.) 

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.)
Gen. Henry Knox Trail Marker <b>NY-13</b> Schuylerville, NY image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, August 27, 2007
3. Gen. Henry Knox Trail Marker NY-13 Schuylerville, NY
Recently many of the Knox Cannon Trail bronze plaques have received conservation work to restore the original sculptural detail that had been lost over time. Typically these plaques are restored using a technique developed in consultation with the National Park Service, which uses a system of air abrasive cleaning with a compound of pulverized walnut shells to attain the original finish and then they are sealed with a lacquer coating. In this photo the plaque is seen still wearing is greenish-blue patina in August 2007, before being restored.
 

3. 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. MilitaryNotable EventsNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Knox Cannon Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
4. Knox Cannon Trail Marker
This marker is one of 56 markers that were placed along the route followed by Henry Knox's train of artillery.
Knox Trail Marker in Schuylerville image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
5. Knox Trail Marker in Schuylerville
Several markers are located at this site, just north of the Schuyler House.
Schuylerville Markers image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 27, 2012
6. Schuylerville Markers
The Gen. Henry Knox Trail is one of several markers found at this location.
Noble Train of Artillery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2008
7. 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 946 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   2. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3. submitted on , by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   4, 5. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   6. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   7. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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