Bemis Heights in Saratoga County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Gen. Henry Knox Trail
Gen. Henry Knox
in the winter of 1775-1776
to deliver to
Gen. George Washington
the train of artillery
from Fort Ticonderoga
used to force the British
Army to evacuate Boston
The State of New York
during the sesquicentennial
of the American Revolution
Erected 1926 by State of New York. (Marker Number NY-15.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Military • Notable Events • Notable Places • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the General Henry Knox Trail series list.
Location. 42° 58.268′ N, 73° 38.014′ W. Marker is in Bemis Heights, New York, in Saratoga County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 4 and New York State Route 32, on the right when traveling south on U.S. 4. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stillwater NY 12170, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Forgotten Lives; Working Class Families of the Canal Era Revealed Earthworks (within shouting distance of this marker); Water Battery (approx. ¼ mile away); American River Fortifications (approx. 0.7 miles away); Thaddeus Kosciusko (approx. 0.7 miles away); American River Defense (approx. 0.7 miles away); Patriots’ Eye-View (approx. 0.7 miles away); Redoubt (approx. 0.7 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 - Heritage Tour Guide. The Hudson River Valley Institute website entry (Submitted on August 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
2. Henry Knox. Wikipedia biogrphy (Submitted on July 5, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,297 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on July 1, 2010, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. 2, 3. submitted on August 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. 4, 5. submitted on July 1, 2010, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. 6, 7. submitted on August 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.