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DescriptionAnthony Wayne Document Signed, "Anty. Wayne." Two pages on a single sheet; 7.75" x 6.25", Fort Greenville [Ohio]; November 7, 1794. A note, written in another hand, signed by Wayne, concerning the return of two kegs of whiskey for the Hospital Department. On verso of document there is a note attesting to the return of the kegs.
Anthony Wayne (1745-1796) was an American soldier, officer and statesman of Irish descent. He adopted a military career at the outset of the American Revolutionary War, where his military exploits and fiery personality quickly earned him promotion to brigadier general and the nickname "Mad Anthony." He was promoted to Major General in 1783 but retired from the Continental Army soon thereafter. After the war, Wayne settled in Georgia and briefly represented that state in the U.S. House of Representatives. After his service in Congress, Wayne returned to the Army to accept command of U.S. forces in the Northwest Indian War. His forces defeated the Western Confederacy, an alliance of several Indian tribes, at the 1794 Battle of Fallen Timbers, and he masterminded the Treaty of Greenville which ended the war. Wayne died in 1796 in Erie, Pennsylvania, while on active duty.
Condition: Document has folds and a small hole in center, without affecting text; otherwise good.
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