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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
The marker has been reported as missing. It was identical to this one located elsewhere in Schuylerville.
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-14.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the General Henry Knox Trail marker series.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 43° 0.606′ N, 73° 35.832′ W. Marker was in Schuylerville, New York, in Saratoga County. Marker could be reached from the intersection of Ensign Lane and Ensign Lane, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. The marker had been located in front of the Ensign Hose in Schuylerville. Marker was 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 location. Site of the Taylor Cabin (approx. 0.6 miles away); Surviving Portion of Champlain Canal (approx. 0.6 miles away); Town of Saratoga
Gen. Henry Knox Trail Marker as it appeared image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 27, 2012
2. Gen. Henry Knox Trail Marker as it appeared
The missing marker looked like this one. It was one of 30 identical markers in New York State, and others in Massachusetts, that follows the route that Gen. Henry Knox used to transport 59 cannons from Fort Ticonderoga and Crown Point, New York to Cambridge, Massachusetts in the winter of 1775-1776.
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Crown Forces Baggage Park (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Great Redoubt (approx. mile away); Burial Site of General Fraser (approx. mile away); Crown Forces Artillery Park (approx. 0.8 miles away); Main Crown Forces Hospital (approx. 0.9 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The top of the marker contained 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 July 1, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. The Knox Trail - Heritage Tour Guide. The Hudson River Valley Institute.
Former Site of the Missing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 27, 2012
3. Former Site of the Missing Marker
The marker had been located in front of the Ensign House, which burned down sometime in the past. Henry Knox spent the night in the house, which was on this site, on Christmas Eve 1775, and two feet of snow fell during the night. The train of artillery passed the house the next day.
(Submitted on July 1, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

3. Biography of General Henry Knox. (Submitted on July 1, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Noble Train of Artillery image. Click for full size.
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 June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 1, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 313 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 1, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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