Wayne, Anthony (1745-1796)

Revolutionary soldier, surveyor. Known as “Mad Anthony.” With Franklin, a member of the Pennsylvania Committee of Safety.

During the Revolutionary War, Wayne served in the doomed Canadian campaign (1776). Appointed brigadier-general (1777). Fought at Brandywine and Germantown (1777). Saved West Point from Benedict Arnold’s treachery (1780). Served under Lafayette during the Yorktown campaign (1781). Helped subdue Loyalists and hostile Native Americans in Georgia (1782-83).

Left active service with the rank of brevet major-general. Representative to Congress from Georgia (1791-92).

Born in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania. Married in 1766 to Mary Penrose; two children.