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Bemis Heights 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 Howard C. Ohlhous, June 30, 2010
1. Gen. Henry Knox Trail Marker
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-15.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the General Henry Knox Trail marker series.
 
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.
 
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 ( here, next to this marker); Earthworks ( within shouting distance of this marker); Water Battery ( approx. 0.3 miles away); American River Fortifications
Gen. Henry Knox Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
2. Gen. Henry Knox Trail Marker
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.
( approx. 0.7 miles away); Thaddeus Kosciusko ( approx. 0.7 miles away); American River Defense ( approx. 0.7 miles away); Patriotsí 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 - Introduction. New York State Conservation Department. (Submitted on August 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. The Knox Trail - Heritage Tour Guide. The Hudson River Valley Institute. (Submitted on August 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

3. Major General Henry Knox.
Knox Trail Marker in Bemis Heights image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
3. Knox Trail Marker in Bemis Heights
This marker is one of 56 markers that were placed along the route followed by Henry Knox's train of artillery.
Knox biography from the American Revolution website. (Submitted on August 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. MilitaryNotable EventsNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Gen. Henry Knox Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, June 30, 2010
4. Gen. Henry Knox Trail Marker
Gen. Henry Knox Trail Marker - Detail image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, June 30, 2010
5. Gen. Henry Knox Trail Marker - Detail
Knox Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
6. Knox Trail Marker
The marker is located immediately south of Saratoga National Historical Park.
Noble Train of Artillery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2008
7. 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 August 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,033 times since then and 39 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 North Arlington, 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 North Arlington, New Jersey.
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