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A plan of the action at Bunkers Hill, on the 17th. of June, 1775 : between His Majesty's troops under the command of Major General Howe, and the rebel forces, approximately 1778

 Item — Drawer: 122 : L : 3, Section: 5
Identifier: 2019-SC-034-029


Page, an English military engineer who served as aide de campe to General Howe during the action, prepared this detailed plan of the Battle of Bunker Hill. It is the best known and most commonly reproduced plan of the battle. Warrens redoubt, fences, and hedgerows are shown in great detail, as well as the lines of march of attacking forces, British ships, and the Corps Hill battery with lines of fire. The position of British troops late in the action is depicted on a separate overlay which accompanies the map.


  • approximately 1778


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1 Sheets : 1 map : hand colored ; 49 x 43 cm.

Language of Materials


Reference numbers

Client reference #22; WAG #289151


Martayan Lan, 26 September 1991.

Related references

Nebenzahl, K. Bibliography of printed battle plans, 29

Additional details

Scale [ca. 1:4,800] ; Relief shown by hachures. "N.B. The ground plan is from an actual survey by Captn. Montresor." An overlay (15 x 23 cm.) tipped on at the middle right shows the first position of the troops.

Created / Published

London : William Faden, [1778?]

Repository Details

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

PO Box 3600
Mount Vernon VA 22121