Political and Military History
Map 13 - A British Plan of Revolutionary Boston, 1775
Boston - Core Map a
Core Map A:
Thomas Hyde Page, A Plan of the Town of Boston with the intrenchments of His Majesty's Forces in 1775 (London: William Faden, 1777). Newberry Library call number: Map 4F 3701 .S3
Boston - Core Map b
Core Map B:
J. De Costa, A Plan of the Town of Boston and Harbour and the Country adjacent with Road from Boston to Concord (London: J. Hand, 1775). Newberry Library call no. Map 2F 3701.S3.111
These lessons are based on two core maps. The first is a large scale plan of the city of Boston drawn by a British military officer who was part of the force that occupied Boston at the start of the Revolutionary War. The second shows the greater Boston region, including the movements of British troops leading up to the Battles of Lexington and Concord. Together, the two maps help provide a rich geographical context for the issues and events that culminated in "the shot heard 'round the world."

Lesson Plans

  • K-2 - Paul Revere's Ride
  • 3-5 - Freedom Trail News
  • 6-8 - Boston Massacre Trial
  • 9-12 - Revolutionary Boston

    Curator's Notes for Map 13a.
    Curator's Notes for Map 13b.
    Resources (including supplemental images)

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