The Resource Anthony Wayne collection

Anthony Wayne collection

Label
Anthony Wayne collection, 1796
Title
Anthony Wayne collection
Inclusive dates
1796
Creator
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This collection includes a photostat of an autographed, signed letter from Anthony J. Wayne in Detroit [military post] on September 5, 1796
Biographical or historical data
Anthony (a.k.a. Mad Anthony) Wayne was born Jan. 1, 1745 near Paoli, Pennsylvania to Isaac and Elizabeth Iddings Wayne. He had at least one sibling, Ann, who was born in 1740. He was trained as a surveyor. While working for Benjamin Franklin, he surveyed the land in Nova Scotia, Canada. He had at least one child, Colonel Isaac Wayne. He raised a regiment, the 4th Pennsylvania, and was made its Colonel in 1776. Wayne was wounded at the Battle of Three Rivers and promoted to brigadier general in Feb. 1777. His troops at the Battle of Brandywine, Sept. 1777, suffered more casualties than any other American unit and he requested his own court martial. The Court of Inquiry unanimously found him not guilty of misconduct and he was acquitted with the highest honor. General Washington commended him at the Battle of Monmouth (N.J.) in 1779, and he was wounded in action at Stony Point (N.Y.) in 1770, earning a victory which led to Congressional resolutions praising his command. His nickname was earned because of his tactical boldness and personal courage in the field. Washington ordered him south in Feb. 1781, where he contributed to the British defeat at Yorktown, VA. He was promoted to major general in 1783. He served largely in Georgia, recovering that state and defeating the Indians allied to the British. Returning to PA after the war, he was elected to the state legislature in 1784. Elected in 1790 to the Georgia House of Representatives, Wayne served nearly two years before his seat was declared vacant because of election frauds. President Washington nominated him as Commander-in-Chief of the Army, which the Senate approved and he accepted in April 1792. In this role he won a major victory at the Battle of Fallen Timbers (Ohio) in 1794, and in 1795 he negotiated the Treaty of Greenville, opening the Northwest Territory to settlers. Wayne built Fort Wayne at the junctions of St. Mary's and St. Joseph's Rivers,.Wayne continued to serve until his death Dec. 15, 1796, from gout. His remains occupy two burial plots, the original one in Fort Presque Isle, Erie, Pennsylvania - Old St. David's Church (the flesh boiled from his bones), and his bones lie in the family plot in Pennsylvania, due to his son Colonel Isaac Wayne's orders in 1809.Sources:"Wayne, Anthony". Britannica Online Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2018/05/18. www.britannica.com/print/article/638108 "Wayne, Anthony". Pennsylvania, Veterans Burial Cards, 1777-2012. Retrieved 2018/05/18. https://www.ancestrylibrary.com"Wayne, Anthony "Mad Anthony"." Find a Grave Memorial. Retrieved 2018/05/18. https://www.findagrave.com
Cataloging source
ISL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1745-1796,
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wayne, Anthony
Label
Anthony Wayne collection
Instantiates
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing and finding aid completed by Edythe Huffman during May 2018
Arrangement
This collection is arranged by subject.
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21447164
Extent
0.01 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.
System control number
(OCoLC)1046978679
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
1 folder
Label
Anthony Wayne collection
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing and finding aid completed by Edythe Huffman during May 2018
Arrangement
This collection is arranged by subject.
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21447164
Extent
0.01 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.
System control number
(OCoLC)1046978679
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
1 folder

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