The plan displayed here depicts the Siege of Charleston, S.C., conducted by the British forces in early 1780. In February 1780, British General Henry Clinton's army arrived thirty miles south of Charleston, and began their assault on the city, which was protected by an American force commanded by Gen. Benjamin Lincoln. The British took control of the sea, and effectively cut the American off from any support.
This plan was produced for Tarleton's memoir A History of the Campaigns of 1780 and 1781, in the Southern Provinces of North America. The plan was produced on very heavy laid paper, and does not present any folds or pagination. This plan may be a pre-publication proof or a presentation copy.
The physical item is not available at the Boston Public Library.