Anthony Wayne 1745 – 1796

A general in the American army, who, from his daring acts of courage, was called ” Mad Anthony,” was a Welshman by descent, on both his father’s and his mother’s side. He was born in Chester County, Pennsylvania, and was educated in Philadelphia. Like Washington, he assumed the profession of a surveyor. In 1773, he entered the General Assembly of the State, but two years later entered the field as a
soldier. He was with Washington at several hard-fought battles, in all of which he was distinguished for his valour. One of the bravest exploits of the Revolutionary War was his capture, by storm, of Stony Point, on the Hudson River. In 1781, he co-operated with General Lafayette in the south, and was at the capture of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown. He afterwards filled many distinguished positions in civil life. ( Walesand its People.) See Lippincott; John Armstrong’s Life of General Anthony Wayne, in Sparks’s American Biography, vol. 4.