A View of Concord — Doolittle Engravings, Plate 2

April 19, 1775

Amos Doolittle made this copper engraving of British forces in Concord in 1775, after visiting Concord and interviewing eyewitnesses. This engraving was the second plate in the four-plate series. Together, they are known as the "Doolittle Engravings of the Battles of Lexington and Concord."

This engraving was made by Amos Doolittle from an illustration done by landscape artist, Ralph Earl. The text at the top of the engraving says, “Plate II. A View of the Town of Concord.”

Amos Doolittle Engravings, Lexington and Concord, 1775, Plate 2, Large

The engraving includes seven labels that explain the scene.

Number 1 — “Companies of the Regulars marching into Concord.”

Number 2 — “Companies of the Regulars drawn up in order.”

Number 3 — “A Detachment destroying the Provincial Stores.”

Number 4 and 5 — “Colonel Smith and Major Pitcairn viewing the Provincials who were mustering on an East Hill in Concord.”

Number 6 — “The Townhouse.”

Number 7 — “The Meetinghouse.”

Amos Doolittle Engravings

See the other plates in this historic series of engravings that are the only contemporary illustrations documenting the Battles of Lexington and Concord.

  1. The Battle of Lexington. April 19th, 1775. Plate I.
  2. Plate II. A View of the Town of Concord.
  3. Plate III. The Engagement at the North Bridge in Concord.
  4. Plate IV. A View of the South Part of Lexington.