For Evacuation Day I've posted a map of the Boston area as it looked during the American Revolution and numbered some present day locations for reference. The heavy lines, like the one seen crossing Boston Street at point 3, are military fortifications. Much of what will become present day South Boston is still tidal flats which were covered with water at high tide.
1. Present day Edward Everett Square in Dorchester.
3. Boston Street, the historic road leading to the salt marshes where early Dorchester settlers grazed cattle.
4. Dorchester Heights (update: I've made an error--Dorchester Heights is not at number 4. It is directly to the right of number 3--the two six sided redoubts are on Dorchester Heights. What I've marked as number 4 was known as Nook's Hill. The smaller two solid lines to the right of the redoubts on Dorchester Heights are three gun batteries, which were pointed directly at the British fleet in the harbor, a very strong argument for the British to evacuate.
7. Long Wharf
8. Mill Pond
9. Back Bay
13. Dudley Street, the historic road linking Roxbury and Dorchester.
14. Shirley-Eustis House and also the location of General Ward's Division in Roxbury.
15. Uphams Corner, Dorchester.
Do you love Boston history? Stop by the Gibson House Museum in Boston's Back Bay to view the only intact Victorian Era interior in the city. The house is open for ours Wednesday through Sunday, with tours at 1, 2, and 3 PM. The Gibson House Museum.