Map of Troop Movements During Shays' Rebellion

Date: 1787
About this artifact

In 1787, the Reverend Ezra Stiles (1727-1795) was the President of Yale College in New Haven, Connecticut. A staunch supporter of the American Revolution, Stiles followed with intense interest the growing tension and armed confrontations in nearby Massachusetts. In February, 1787, Stiles drew in his literary diary this map of troop movements of the government militia and the Regulators.

Courtesy Beinecke Rare Book LIbrary at Yale University, New Haven, CT