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A Song composed by British soldiers, after the battle at Bunker-Hill, on the 17th day of June, 1775, 1775

 Item — Container: Closed Stacks, Drawer: 33
Identifier: 2020-IL-001-213x

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.


  • 1775


Conditions Governing Access

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 : Single sheet, broadside, printed paper, with woodcut of battle scene at top. ; 32.5 x 13.1 cm

Language of Materials


Reference numbers

Client reference #43B; OCLC number 62820410; WAG # 13773/289186

Materials Specific Details

Song in twelve stanzas; first line: It was on the seventeenth by break of day, the Yankees did surprise us. Imprint supplied by Evans. Relief cut of a battle at head of title; printed area measures 32.5 x 13.1 cm. One of two editions, very similar in appearance. In the present edition (Evans 14465), there is no comma after the word "Song" in the title, and the fourth line of the sixth stanza begins: O'er hills & dales & mountains high. Another edition (Bristol B4119; Shipton & Mooney 42939) has a comma after "Song" in the title, and the fourth line of the sixth stanza begins: O'er hills and dales & mountains high.

Created / Published

[Boston] : Printed at Draper's printing-office, 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