Wayne, Anthony, 1745-1796

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Dates:
Birth 1745-01-01
Death 1796-12-15
English

Biographical notes:

Anthony Wayne was a soldier and was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1780.

From the description of Receipt book, 1785-1792. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122540852

Wayne was one of the great generals in the Revolutionary War. Here he was an Indian fighter.

From the description of DS, 1795 November 16 : Greenville. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 14283513

U.S. representative from Georgia, public official in Pennsylvania, and U.S. Army officer.

From the description of Letters of Anthony Wayne, 1777 Feb. 18-Apr. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82988636

General Wayne commanded the mission of restoring American authority in Georgia, January-July 1782.

From the description of ALS, 1782 January 22 : Walthon's, 5 miles below Ebenezer, to General Barnwell or Officer Comm[andin]g the troops near the Savannah. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 14109714

From the description of ALS, 1782 April 15 : Head Quarters, Ebenezer, to Doctor Pryar. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 14139902

From the description of ALS, 1782 August 9 : Head Quarters, Savannah, to Lewis Cohn. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 14139976

From the description of ALS, 1782 June 2 : Head Quarters, Ebenezer, to Capt. Alexander, Rifle Corps. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 14139943

From the description of ALS, 1782 August 19 : Dra[y]ton Hall, to Messrs. Clay, Gibbons, and Habersham. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 14140018

U.S. Army general.

From the description of Letter, 1795 Sept. 10, Greenville, Ohio. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 315953415

American general during the Revolution and the Indian wars.

From the description of Orderly book, August-December, 1793 / [Gen. Anthony Wayne]. (Rhinelander District Library). WorldCat record id: 19795655

Anthony Wayne (1745-1796), American revolutionary general, promoted to Brigadier General in February 1777. In 1780, his brigade was part of Steuben's division in the Yorktown campaign.

From the description of Orderly book of Anthony Wayne, 1781, Sept. 28 - Nov. 2, Yorktown, Va. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 228736203

Anthony Wayne was a Major-General and Commander of the United States Army.

From the description of Orderly book, 1792. (Historical Society of Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 122441698

General "Mad Anthony" Wayne had just attacked Cornwallis at Green Spring, Va., 1781 July 6.

From the description of ALS, 1781 July 27 : Camp at Goods Bridge, to [George Washington]. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 14109682

Anthony Wayne (1745-1796) was a Brigadier-General in the Continental Army and later a Major-General in the United States Army.

From the description of Orderly books, 1793 July-Oct., 1795 Jan.-June. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58661336

U.S. representative of Georgia, public official of Pennsylvania, and U.S. Army officer

From the description of Anthony Wayne papers, 1779-1796. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981323

General Wayne commanded the mission of restoring American authority in Georgia, January-July, 1782.

From the description of ALS, 1782 February 19 : Head Quarters, Ebenezer, to John Martin, Governor of Georgia. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 14123123

Born in East Town, Penn. on Jan. 1, 1745, Anthony Wayne was a representative in the Pennsylvania Assembly in 1773. He entered the Colonial Army during the Revolutionary War, becoming a Colonel in 1775, and by the end of the campaign was a Brigadier General, eventually being promoted to Major General. Wayne joined Lafayette in Virginia in 1781. At the close of the war he was rewarded with a farm. Wayne was a member of the farming convention of 1787 and was a member of the U.S. Congress, 1791-1793. He concluded a treaty with tribes of Northwest Ohio in 1795. "Mad" Anthony Wayne died in Erie, Pennsylvania on Dec. 15, 1796.

From the description of Anthony Wayne papers, 1775-1796. (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 288914288

American general.

From the description of ALS : Princeton, to the President of the New Jersey Council, 1781 Jan. 4. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122525002

From the description of ALS : Ticonderoga, to Gen. Philip Schuyler, 1777 Mar. 23. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122626129

Anthony Wayne (1745-1796) was born in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania. He was placed in command of Pennsylvania troops early in the American Revolution, wintered with George Washington at Valley Forge, and led an advanced attack against the British at the battle of Monmouth on June 28, 1778. After Yorktown, Wayne, serving under Nathaniel Greene, was sent to oppose the British in Georgia. He retired from active service in 1783 as a brevet major-general, and received an 800 acre rice plantation, Richmond and Kew, from the state of Georgia. He served as a congressman for Georgia from 1791 to 1792.

From the description of Anthony Wayne letters, 1788 and 1792. (Georgia Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 44579538

Surveyor, soldier. Served in the Revolutionary War and led a campaign against the Indians in the Northwest Territory, 1793-1794.

From the description of Record : Pay roll, May-July, 1794. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49347921

From the description of Record : Pay roll, May-July, 1794. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 46480027

In July of 1794, Wayne's regulars were reinforced by approx. 1600 Kentucky Militia. The combined forces advanced to Fort Defiance on the Miami River. After unsuccessful negotiation with the Indians, Wayne defeated them in the battle of Fallen Timbers. This defeat led to the treaty of Greenville signed on August 3, 1795 resulted in the opening of the Northwest to settlement.

From the description of Account of expedition of General Anthony Wayne's campaign to the Western Indians. (Historical Society of Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 122625362

Revolutionary War general who defeated the Indians at the Battle of Fallen Timbers on the Maumee River, 1794, leading to their surrender at Greenville in 1795.

From the description of Papers, 1792-1796. (Rhinelander District Library). WorldCat record id: 22363430

Notable Revolutionary War and frontier army commander. Major general victorious over the Indians at the Battle of Fallen Timbers (1794).

From the description of Letters, 1794-1796. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 58528378

Anthony Wayne was a Pennsylvania landowner when he joined the Continental Army in 1776 as a Colonel. He was promoted to Brigadier General, and served reliably and prominently in the Revolutionary War, notably in the capture of a British fort at Stony Point, New York. He later served in the Georgia House of Representatives, and was named Commander in Chief of the fledgling U.S. Army by President Washington. In this capacity he won the Battle of Fallen Timbers, which effectively ended Native American resistance in the Midwest.

From the description of Anthony Wayne letter concerning Henry Crone, 1785 Oct. 18. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 58726248

Father of Isaac Wayne.

From the description of Letters, 1782-1795. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 79478764

Soldier of the Revolutionary War and early republic.

In April, 1792, Wayne was appointed major-general in command of the American army in the Northwest Territory (Legion of the United States). He spent 1792 and 1793 first in Pittsburgh and later at Hobson's Choice and Fort Greenville, Ohio, organizing and training his forces for war against the Indians. When U.S. peace commissioners returned in late August, 1793, after having declined to meet with the Indians who demanded an Ohio River boundary with the U.S., Wayne was free to begin his successful military campaign, which culminated in the Battle of Fallen Timbers (1794) and the Treaty of Greenville (1795).

From the description of Letters and appointment, 1792-1795. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 40700460



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  • Creek Indians--History--18th century
  • Indians of North America -- Wars -- 1790-1794
  • Military discipline
  • Shawnee Indians--Wars--History--18th century--Sources
  • Indians of North America--Treaties
  • Wayne's Campaign, 1794--Sources
  • Wayne's Campaign, 1794
  • Slavery
  • Voyages and travels
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  • Stony Point, N.Y., Battle of, 1779
  • Indians of North America--Wars
  • Generals--Archives
  • Indians of North America--Wars--1790-1794
  • Diaries
  • Soldiers -- United States -- Correspondence
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America--Wars--1750-1815
  • Generals--Correspondence
  • Farm management
  • Indians of North America--Wars--1775-1783
  • Cherokee Indians--Wars--History--18th century--Sources
  • Creek Indians--Government relations--18th century

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