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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

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. 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.

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Cartographer

Page, Thomas Hyde, Sir, 1746-1821

Contributor

Stedman, C. (Charles), 1753-1812

Surveyor

Montrésor, John, 1736-1799

Date

1793

Publisher

Published by the author

Scale

Scale approximately 1:4,800

Language

English

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
  • Boston
  • Bunker Hill
  • Charlestown
  • Massachusetts
  • North and Central America
  • Suffolk (county)
  • United States
Extent

1 map : color ; 49 x 42 cm

Terms and License
  • No known copyright restrictions.
  • No known restrictions on use.
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.

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