Boston 1775 Battle of Bunker Hill 17 June MHS Digital Image 4919 ITEM #US1602062

Boston 1775 Battle of Bunker Hill 17 June MHS Digital Image 4919


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Published by An officer on the spot in 1775



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Full Title: A Plan of the battle, on Bunkers Hill fought on the 17th of June 1775 / by an officer on the spot.; Maker: An officer on the spot; Publisher: London : Printed for R. Sayer & J. Bennett, 27 Nov?r 1775.; Date: ; Description: By late April 1775, British troops garrisoned on the Boston peninsula are surrounded by 20,000 colonial militia in the outlying countryside. The siege of Boston has begun. The geography of Boston and Charlestown is laid out in both the map drawn by an "Officer on the Spot" and the letter from General Burgoyne to his nephew, Lord Stanley. General Burgoyne, who has only just arrived in Boston in late May, describes the vital importance of the high ground surrounding Boston in both Charlestown and Dorchester and why "it was absolutely necessary to become masters of these heights." Burgoyne, a veteran of the Seven Years' War in Europe, details the original plan to capture the heights, and explains what caused that plan to change. The map shows British fortifications on the Boston peninsula and the positions of both British and colonial troops on 17 June 1775. ; MHS Digital Image: 4919



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Full Title: Boston 1775 Battle of Bunker Hill 17 June MHS Digital Image 4919
Full Atlas Title: Boston 1775 Battle of Bunker Hill 17 June MHS Digital Image 4919
State: Massachusetts
Location 1: Unattributed
Location 2: Unattributed
Publish Date: 1775
Publisher: An officer on the spot
Number Maps in the Atlas: 1
Map Original Width: 13.69"
Map Original Height: 17.83"
Item Number: US1602062
Collection: Historic Map Works Rare Historic Maps Collection
Image Quality: High quality scan of original that is perfect for printed fine-art quality reproduction.
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© The Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston, MA, USA

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