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Cambridge in Middlesex County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Gen. Henry Knox Trail

 
 
Gen. Henry Knox Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
1. Gen. Henry Knox Trail Marker
Inscription.  At this place General Henry Knox delivered to General George Washington in January 1776 the train of artillery brought from Fort Ticonderoga to force the enemy to evacuate Boston.
 
Erected 1927 by Commonwealth of Massachusetts. (Marker Number MA-27.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable EventsWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the General Henry Knox Trail series list. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1776.
 
Location. 42° 22.593′ N, 71° 7.313′ W. Marker is in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County. Marker is at the intersection of Garden Street and Mason Street, on the right when traveling west on Garden Street. Marker is located on the Cambridge Common. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cambridge MA 02138, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Charlestown – Watertown Path (a few steps from this marker); Washington Elm (within shouting distance of this marker); Gen. Casimir Pulaski (within shouting distance of this marker); Prince Hall Memorial
Marker on Garden Street image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
2. Marker on Garden Street
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Washington’s General Orders (within shouting distance of this marker); These Cannon Were Abandoned (within shouting distance of this marker); Gen. Thaddeus Kosciuszko (within shouting distance of this marker); Cambridge Soldiers and Sailors Monument (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cambridge.
 
More about this marker. The top of the marker contains a bas relief bronze plaque depicting Gen. Knox overseeing a train of ox-drawn sleds.
 
Regarding Gen. Henry Knox Trail. 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.
 
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 . . .  Major General Henry Knox. Knox biography from the American Revolution website. (Submitted on April 14, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 
 
Knox Trail Marker on Cambridge Common image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
3. Knox Trail Marker on Cambridge Common
The Knox Trail Marker is one of many markers and monuments located on the common in Cambridge, where the Continental Army was camped in 1776.
Noble Train of Artillery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2008
4. 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 was last revised on March 4, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 14, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,819 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 14, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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Feb. 5, 2023