A plan of the action at Bunkers Hill on the 17th of June 1775 between His Majesty's troops, under the command of Major General Howe, and the American forces


A plan of the action at Bunkers Hill on the 17th of June 1775 between His Majesty's troops, under the command of Major General Howe, and the American forces

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Title:
A plan of the action at Bunkers Hill on the 17th of June 1775 between His Majesty's troops, under the command of Major General Howe, and the American forces
Description:
Page, an English military engineer who served as aide de campe to General Howe during the action, prepared this detailed plan of the Battle of Bunker Hill. It is the best known and most commonly reproduced plan of the battle. Originally published shortly after the battle, this copy appeared in 1793, accompanying Stedman's History of the American War. This engagement occurred two months after the initial clashes at Lexington and Concord, and the British earned a costly victory over the Americans. It depicts redoubts, fences, and hedgerows in great detail, as well as the lines of march of attacking forces, British ships, and the Corps Hill battery with lines of fire. The plan features a separate overlay that depicts the changing positions of British troops during the course of the battle.
Creator:
Page, Thomas Hyde, Sir, 1746-1821
Contributor:
Stedman, C. (Charles), 1753-1812
Contributor:
Montrésor, John, 1736-1799
Date:
1793
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Private Collection
Collection (local):
Mapping Boston Collection
Subjects:
Bunker Hill, Battle of, Boston, Mass., 1775--Maps--Early works to 1800
Boston (Mass.)--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Maps--Early works to 1800
Places:
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)Boston
Publisher:
[London] : Published by the author
Notes:
Shows lines of fire.
Relief shown by hachures.
Overlay tipped on to middle right. Overlay, designated no. 1, shows the first position of the troops. Main map, designated no. 2, shows the second position.
"Engraved for Stedman's History of the American War."
Upper right corner: "To front page 127 Vol. 1."
From: Charles Stedman's The history of the origin, progress, and termination of the American war. London : Printed for the author, and sold by J. Murray [etc.], 1794.
Extent:
1 map : color ; 49 x 42 cm
Scale:
Scale approximately 1:4,800
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_001272
Barcode:
39999052508080
Terms of Use:
No known copyright restrictions.
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