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Near Schuylerville in Saratoga County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Train of Artillery (2007)

— Knox Trail Monument No. 12 (New York) —

 
 
Train of Artillery (2007) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Stoessel, August 31, 2019
1. Train of Artillery (2007) Marker
Inscription.  
The sculpture by miChelle M. Vara of 6 Ballard Road Art Studio, Wilton, NY was fashioned after the famous painting ”Noble Train of Artillery” by Tom Lovell 1909.

The Sculpture marks the Knox Trail site, which acts as the Northern gateway to Old Saratoga and is adjacent to the Stark’s Knob Interpretative Trail. The primary story is Through this place passed General Henry Knox in the winter of 1775-1776 to deliver to George Washington at Cambridge the Train of Artillery from Fort Ticonderoga used to force the British army to evacuate Boston. The feat of moving artillery by oxen during the winter is depicted by the sculpture.

Context: He then crossed the river by ferry to the west side and arrived at Saratoga (Schuylerville) where he stopped and had dinner. “We dined & set off about three O’Clock. It is still snowing exceeding fast … after the utmost efforts (of the) horses, we reached Ensign’s tavern 8 miles beyond Saratoga- we lodg’d.”
 
Erected 2007. (Marker Number 12.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary
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. A significant historical year for this entry is 1909.
 
Location. 43° 7.12′ N, 73° 35.129′ W. Marker is near Schuylerville, New York, in Saratoga County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 4 and Stark's Knob Road, on the left when traveling north on U.S. 4. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Schuylerville NY 12871, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lakes to Locks Passage (a few steps from this marker); Gen. Henry Knox Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Stark’s Knob (within shouting distance of this marker); General Stark (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Northumberland: A Thriving Canal Community (approx. 0.3 miles away); World War I and II and Korean Conflict Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Position of Burgoyne's Bridge (approx. half a mile away); The Marshall House (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Schuylerville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Henry Knox Trail (Wikipedia). (Submitted on May 11, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.)
2. The Train of Artillery. About the sculpture. (Submitted on May 11, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.) 

3. No Oxen For Knox. An image of the "The Noble Train of Artillery" can be seen here. (Submitted on May 11, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.) 
 
Train of Artillery Sculpture image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Stoessel, May 10, 2020
2. Train of Artillery Sculpture
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 11, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 132 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 11, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.

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