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Anthony Wayne

(1745—1796) revolutionary army officer in America


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(1745–96)

American Revolutionary general, who led a Pennsylvanian regiment in the abortive invasion of Canada (1776). He displayed conspicuous initiative in such actions as Brandywine, Germantown, and Monmouth. In 1779 his brilliantly planned and executed night attack on Stony Point, a British‐held fort on the Hudson, won him the nickname of “Mad Anthony”. In 1794 he commanded the western army, which defeated the Native Americans at the Battle of Fallen Timbers and opened up the North‐west Territory to settlement.

Subjects: Warfare and Defence.


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