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.
Cartographer:
Page, Thomas Hyde, Sir, 1746-1821
Surveyor:
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)BostonBunker Hill
Publisher:
[London] : Charles Stedman
Notes:
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_001273
Barcode:
39999052508080
Terms of Use:
No known copyright restrictions.
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