Today we met Benjamin Smith and Copy editor Alex Culpepper, staff members of Patriots of the American Revolution Magazine they are walking the Knox Trail. Their goal today was to stop at the sculpture that I made “General Knox and the Train of Artillery” and marker. they served a small set back as Culperpper got a foot blister. The Hudson Crossing; Knox Trail Pocket Park is located Route 4 and 32 on the corner of Starks Knob Rd. in Northumberland NY.
Their mission: to honor Henry Knox and his “Noble Train of Artillery,” to raise awareness of and promote the Knox Trail as a unique American historical route, and to help the American Revolution Association raise needed money for history-based museums and parks with connections to Henry Knox and the Knox Trail. Starting from Fort Ticonderoga on Friday, April 6, 2012, Patriots of the American Revolution Managing Editor Benjamin Smith and Copyeditor Alex Culpepper will march south along Lake George and the Hudson River to Kinderhook, New York, where they will veer east into Massachusetts, aiming to reach Dorchester Heights in Boston National Historical Park on Wednesday, April 18. Along the way they will take photographs of the various markers along the Knox Trail and document their trip for in-depth articles about the Trail that will run in future issues of Patriots of the American Revolution magazine.
Donations received by corporations and private individuals will be collected by the American Revolution Association and distributed directly and equally to the following four museums and parks.
Fort Ticonderoga (www.fortticonderoga.org)
New York State Military Museum (http://dmna.state.ny.us/historic/mil-hist.htm)
Boston National Historical Park (www.nps.gov/bost/index.htm)
Montpelier, The General Henry Knox Museum (www.generalknoxmuseum.org)
Patriots of the American Revolution and the American Revolution Association will keep none of the donations.
Artist miChelle M. Vara of Ballard Road Art Studio, Wilton NY used event painted by Tom Lovell called
“The Nobel Train of Artillery”
The famous painting consisted of Col. Henry Knox and men was used as the reference and name sake of metal sculpture. The sculpture was created using recycled materials and galvanized in finish. The Hudson Crossing; Knox Trail
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. Commissions
During the winter of 1775–1776, Colonel Henry Knox left Boston, marched to New York’s Fort Ticonderoga, and—with a team of men and oxen—hauled more than 50 tons of cannons and other arms back to Boston’s Dorchester Heights. The threat of these cannons firing on British ships in Boston Harbor led to the British evacuation of Boston, a major victory for the fledging Continental Army.
In 1926, New York and Massachusetts began installing commemorative markers that traced the so-called “Knox Trail” at locations in the two states.
Keep an eye out for these men they may need some upstate Hospitality!