ANTHONY WAYNE

Anthony_Wayne wikiAnthony Wayne

Born: Chester County, Pennsylvania

Age in 1775: 30

Profession: Tanner, farmer, surveyor

Principal Contribution to the Revolution: The Patton of the Revolution, aggressive commander at Monmouth Courthouse, Stony Point and other battles.

Personal characteristics: He could “fight as well as brag.” “Mad Anthony.”

Quote: “I have an insuperable bias in favor of an elegant uniform and a soldierly appearance.”

Later life: Farmer, led a military expedition and defeated an Indian force in Ohio in 1794.

Died: 1796