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A sketch of the action between the British forces and the American provincials, on the heights of the peninsula of Charlestown, the 17th of June 1775

This map and battle plan immortalized what came to be known as the Battle of Bunker Hill. The alphabetic key identifies British regiments and ships and narrates their actions. The plan also shows earthworks held by the Colonial troops. This detailed plan was published in London only five days after news of the battle itself reached England. Given the haste with which it was prepared, its geographic vagueness in the rendering of Charlestown is less surprising than its overall accuracy and detail.

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Creator

Jefferys and Faden, London

Date

1775

Name on Item

engravd by Jefferys & Faden.

Publisher

Jefferys & Faden

Scale

Scale [ca. 1:13,800]

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. ; 34 x 31 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.
  • Indexed for points of military interest.

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