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

Author: Jefferys & Faden
Publisher: Jefferys & Faden
Date: 1775
Location: Boston (Mass.), Charlestown (Boston, Mass.)

Dimensions: 34 x 31 cm.
Scale: ca. 1:13,800
Call Number: G3764.B6:2C38S3 1775 .J44


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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