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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

engraved by Wm. Faden.
Format
Online; Map
Description
1 map : hand col. ; image 28 x 37 cm. on sheet 50 x 37 cm.
Mathematical info
Scale [ca. 1:26,000].
Published
London : Engrav'd and publish'd according to Act of Parliament Aug. 10th 1776 by Wm. Faden, corner of St. Martin's Lane Charing Cross, [1776]
Notes
Scale of One Mile.
Depths shown by soundings.
Shows British squadron including names of vessels, esp. "bridge of boats" at Hetheral pt.", rebel camps, and vegetation.
Inset: Plan of the platform in Sulivans Fort / by Lt. Colonel Thos. James of the Rl. Rt. of Artillery.
Text within inset: The Pieces of Cannon on the Platform are 32 and 26 pounders.
Includes sketch of positions "where the Actoeon and the Sphinx were to be Station'd."
Text printed below the map: List of his Majesty's Squadron commanded by Commodore Sir Peter Parker, Knt. &c. on the Expedition against Fort Sulivan in South Carolina. ... [and] Account of the attack of Fort Sulivan ... extracted from the Letters of Commodore Sir Peter Parker, Knt. and Lieut. General Clinton, to the Lords of the Admiralty.
Second imprint, following text: London : Printed and sold by William Faden, successor to the late Mr. Thomas Jefferys, Geographer to the King, the corner of St. Martin's-Lane, Charing Cross."
Local Notes
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Tracy W. McGregor Library, American History Collection.
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