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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, 1775

Identifier: 2019-SC-034-013


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. Relief shown by hachures. Indexed for points of military interest.


  • 1775


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1 Sheets : 1 map : hand colored ; 34 x 31 cm

Language of Materials


Reference numbers

Client reference #21; WAG #289150


Martayan Lan, 31 March 1992.

Related references

LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 902. Nebenzahl, K. Bibliography of printed battle plans, 24

Additional details

Scale [ca. 1:13,800] ; engravd by Jefferys & Faden ; Relief shown by hachures. Indexed for points of military interest.


Some yellowing.


London: Jeffreys & Faden, 1775

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections at The George Washington Presidential Library at Mount Vernon Repository

PO Box 3600
Mount Vernon VA 22121