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A plan of the attack of Fort Sulivan, near Charles Town in South Carolina : by a squadron of His Majesty's ships, on the 28th of June 1776, with the disposition of the King's land forces, and the encampments and entrenchments of the rebels from the drawings made on the spot, 1776

 Item — Drawer: 122 : L : 8, Section: 4
Identifier: 2019-SC-034-018

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

This collection contains approximately 300 rare printed maps, unique manuscript maps, and published texts collected by Richard H. Brown, which pertain to the American Revolutionary War era.


  • 1776


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This collection is open for research during scheduled appointments. Researchers must complete the Washington Library’s Special Collections and Archives Registration Form before access is provided. The library reserves the right to restrict access to certain items for preservation purposes.


1 Sheets : 1 map : hand colored ; 28 x 38 cm.

Language of Materials


Reference numbers

Client reference #27; WAG #289162


McGowan Book Company, 25 July 1994.

Related references

Comparative cartography [Stevens & Tree], 14c. Nebenzahl, Kenneth. A bibliography of printed battle plans, 64

Additional information

Scale [ca.1:26,000] ; Depth shown by soundings. Inset: Plan of the platform in Sulivans Fort / by Lt. Colonel Thos. James of the Rl. Rt. of Artillery. Shows British squadron including names of vessels, esp. "bridge of boats" at Hetheral pt.", rebel camps, and vegetation. Below lower margin: "London. Engrav'd & Publish'd according to Acto of Parliament Aug.t 10 th. 1776 by Wm. Faden corner of St. Martins Lane Charing Cross." Includes description of symbols for where the Actoeon and the Sphinx were to be Stationed. Third state of the map with a single "bridge of boats" between Hetheral Pt. and the island. Engraved by Wm. Faden.

Created / Published

London : Wm. Faden, 1776

Repository Details

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

PO Box 3600
Mount Vernon VA 22121