‘Mad” Anthony Wayne


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The statue of Revolutionary War General “Mad” Anthony Wayne stands at Valley Forge National Military Park, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.

Anthony Wayne (January 1, 1745 – December 15, 1796), served as an army general and statesman. Wayne was born in Chester County, Pennsylvania and trained as a surveyor. When Revolutionary War broke out he immediately changed careers to that of a military officer. By his great military exploits and fiery personality he quickly gained a promotion to general and the nickname of “Mad Anthony Wayne”.

Many place names throughout the United States are now named for him. The comic character Batman was based upon his personality and even the movie actor, John Wayne, was named for him. See another view of this statue and read more about Anthony Wayne HERE.

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The image, 215_1507, is subject to copyright by dbking. It is posted here with permission via the Flickr API by barneykin, administrator of “The Revolution flickred” pool.

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