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A plan of New York Island, with part of Long Island, Staten Island & east New Jersey, with a particular description of the engagement on the Woody Heights of Long Island, between Flatbush and Brooklyn, on the 27th of August 1776

Author: Faden, William
Publisher: Faden, William
Date: 1776
Location: Long Island (N.Y.), New York (N.Y.), Staten Island (New York, N.Y.)

Dimensions: 48 x 43 cm.
Scale: [ca. 1:84,000]
Reference: LC Maps and charts of North America and the West Indies 1750-1789, 1144
Reference: Nebenzahl, K. Bibliography of printed battle plans of the American Revolution 1775-1795, 107
Call Number: RICHARD H. BROWN REVOLUTIONARY WAR MAP COLLECTION

 
DESCRIPTION

Published just weeks after the events depicted on it, William Faden's plan of New York Island shows the American in British forces as they were stationed in August 1776. Known as the "Faden Campaign Map," the plan details Gen. Howe's tactics and progress of events, but minimizes the activities of the Americans, including the successful movement of Washington's men from Brooklyn Heights to Manhattan the night of August 29. Displayed here is state 5 of the map, with Fort Lee or Ft. Constitution added and Younkers unlabeled.

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