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A plan of the Action at Bunkers Hill, on the 17th of June 1775...

Author: Page, Thomas Hyde
Date: 1778
Location: Boston (Mass.), Charlestown (Boston, Mass.)

Dimensions: 49.0 x 43.0 cm.
Scale: [ca. 1:4,800]
Call Number: MAPPING BOSTON COLLECTION

 
DESCRIPTION

Page, a military engineer who served as aide-de-camp to British General William Howe, prepared this plan of the Battle of Bunker Hill. This engagement occurred two months after the initial clashes at Lexington and Concord, and the British earned a costly victory over the Americans. Page delineated the redoubts, as well as other fences and hedgerows constructed by the Continental Army. The map also shows lines of fire from the British ships and the “Corps” (Copps) Hill battery. The plan features a separate overlay that depicts the changing positions of British troops during the course of the battle.

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