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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 rebel 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. Warren's redoubt, fences, and hedgerows are shown 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 position of British troops late in the action is depicted on a separate overlay which accompanies the map.

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Cartographer

Page, Thomas Hyde, Sir, 1746-1821

Surveyor

Montrésor, John, 1736-1799

Publisher

Faden, William, 1749-1836

Date

[1778?]

Name on Item

by Lieut. Page, of the Engineers, who acted as aide de camp to General Howe in that action

Publisher

William Faden

Scale

Scale [ca. 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
  • Massachusetts
  • North and Central America
  • Suffolk (county)
  • United States
Extent

1 map : hand col. ; 49 x 43 cm.

Terms and License
  • No known copyright restrictions.
  • This work is licensed for use under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike License (CC BY-NC-SA).
Notes
  • Relief shown by hachures.
  • "N.B. The ground plan is from an actual survey by Captn. Montresor."
  • An overlay (15 x 23 cm.) tipped on at the middle right shows the first position of the troops.
  • This map can be viewed as a georeferenced overlay in an interactive application made especially for We Are One: Mapping America’s Road from Revolution to Independence http://d2o8owo4k087al.cloudfront.net/index.html?mapId=60.

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