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Gen. Henry Knox Trail

 
 
Gen. Henry Knox Trail Marker NY-17, Mechanicville, NY image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 21, 2009
1. Gen. Henry Knox Trail Marker NY-17, Mechanicville, NY
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.
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 1927 by State of New York. (Marker Number NY-17.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the General Henry Knox Trail marker series.
 
Location. 42° 54.148′ N, 73° 41.222′ W. Marker is in Mechanicville, New York, in Saratoga County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street and Post Office Street, on the right when traveling north on South Main Street. Touch for map. The Gen. Henry Knox Marker is on the front lawn of the Mechanicville Community Services Center 6 South Main Street, and immediatly north of the Post Office. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6 South Main Street, Mechanicville NY 12118, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Col. Ellsworth (approx. mile away); Canal Square
Gen. Henry Knox Trail Marker <i>NY-17</i> image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 21, 2009
2. Gen. Henry Knox Trail Marker NY-17
Marker is on the front lawn of the Mechanicville Community Services Center.
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Historic Yards (approx. 0.4 miles away); Harmanus Schuyler Mansion (approx. 2.8 miles away); Schuyler Mansion (approx. 2.8 miles away); Stillwater World War I Memorial (approx. 2.8 miles away); a different marker also named Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 2.8 miles away); Stillwater Blockhouse (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mechanicville.
 
More about this marker. The marker consists of a bronze plaque mounted on a large stone base. The plaque is attributed to sculptor Henry James Albright, 1887-1951.

A relief plaque on a stone marker commemorates General Henry Knox's delivery of artillery from Fort Ticonderoga to General George Washington at Cambridge, Massachusetts in the winter of 1775-1776. The image on the relief plaque depicts a young male figure driving a team of oxen. A uniformed male, probably General Knox, stands to the far right. The left side of the plaque contains a map that traces Knox's route from Fort Ticonderoga to Cambridge, also naming Ft George, Ft Edward, Saratoga, Halfmoon,
Gen. Henry Knox Trail Marker <i>NY-17</i> image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 21, 2009
3. Gen. Henry Knox Trail Marker NY-17
Albany, Kinderhook, Claverach, and Noblestown.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Additional keywords. George Washington, Ft George, Ft Edward, Saratoga, Halfmoon, Albany, Kinderhook, Claverach, Noblestown, Cambridge, Historic Trial
 
Categories. Notable EventsNotable PlacesPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
Gen. Henry Knox image. Click for full size.
By U.S. Army Center Of Military History
4. Gen. Henry Knox
Born in Boston, July 25, 1750, and died Oct. 25, 1806
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.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 27, 2009, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 961 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 27, 2009, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   5. submitted on July 24, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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