Anthony Wayne of Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana

Fort Wayne city council declares July 16 as General Anthony Wayne Day beginning July 16, 2020 to recognize the day General Wayne helped defeat the British in the Battle of Stony Point that took place on July 16, 1779, during the American Revolutionary War. ‘If it wasn’t for Anthony Wayne, there may not be a United States of America’; City Council officials share the importance of Anthony Wayne Day published March 1, 2019 on WPTA21 ABC TV station. See Battle of Stony Point at George Washington's Mount Vernon. Council resolution misinterprets our past by John Gardner published March 10, 2019 in The Journal Gazette newspaper.

Major-General Anthony Wayne and the Pennsylvania line in the Continental Army on Internet Archive

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  1. Gen. Wayne descendant to visit city Woman, 80, to donate items by Rosa Salter Rodriquez published April 29, 2016 in The Journal Gazette newspaper .
  2. Major General Anthony Wayne by Tom Castaldi in the History Center Notes & Queries blog originally published in the Fort Wayne Magazine under the heading Along the Heritage Trail in the September/October 2003.
  3. Why was Anthony Wayne “Mad”? by Carmen Doyle published August 5, 2014 in History Center Notes & Queries blog.
  4. Gen. Anthony Wayne helped the nation grow west by Richard Battin published January 24, 1994 on Summit City History Notes in The News-Sentinel newspaper .
  5. Find-A-Grave has photos and the story of his burial and reburial shared March 6, 2017 on Allen County Genealogical Society of Indiana Facebook and wife Mary Penrose Wayne. Wayne Buried in Two Places Is it true that "Mad Anthony" Wayne is buried in two places? on Paoli Battlefield on Independence Hall Association
  6. A little known actor named Marion Robert Morrison was originally given the stage name Anthony Wayne, but Fox Studios change it to John Wayne who became a leading man in 142 of his 153 movies a Hollywood record.
  7. Comic book and movie character Batman, alter ego Bruce Wayne, is depicted as a direct descent to General Anthony Wayne. The Batman connection was discussed March 1, 2017 on You are positively from Fort Wayne, if you remember... Closed group on Facebook.

Anthony Wayne Fort Information

  1. Map of Fort Wayne said to have been made on July 18, 1795, for General Anthony Wayne at the Library of Congress. "Fort Wayne ... the first American post, built in 1794 and named for Anthony Wayne after his victory at Fallen Timbers, was located across the St. Marys from the old Miami village of Kekionga and the remains of old Fort Miami, at the present intersection of Clay and Berry streets"--Ency. of Historic Forts, p. 281-282.
  2. Anthony Wayne’s fort by Tom Castaldi, local historian, published on the Heritage Trail on ARCH ( Architecture and Community Heritage).
  3. There were several Forts of Fort Wayne. The most famous is Whistler's 1816 fort. Many have heard of Whistler's mother, Anna McNeill Whistler, from the famous 1871 painting Arrangement in Grey and Black No. 1on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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Statue Information

  1. Anthony Wayne statue audio: “Anthony Wayne’s Statue” featuring Tom Castaldi. Courtesy of WBNI-Fort Wayne from ARCH ( Architecture and Community Heritage).
  2. Anthony Wayne Statue Search finds many discussions on The News-Sentinel newspaper.
  3. The Anthony Wayne Statue by Nancy McCammon-Hansen posted April 29, 2013 on the History Center Notes & Queries blog discusses the statue in Freimann Square and the facial plaques of Little Turtle and Tecumseh that used to be on the base of the statue. The graphic at the library states: These three bronze plaques, executed by George Ganiere, were originally part of the municipal equestrian statue of Major General Anthony Wayne, erected at Hayden Park (now renamed John Nuckols Park) in Fort Wayne, Indiana, in 1917. The plaques now reside in the Genealogy Center at the downtown Allen County Public Library. The full story was in the next issue of Old Fort News publication of the The History Center.
  4. Anthony Wayne Statue Rededicated by Stephen Parker published November 13, 2014 in Around Fort Wayne blog.
  5. Only half of the story Second statue would complete picture of general’s conquest August 20, 2013 by Patrick J. Ashton of the The Journal Gazette newspaper.
  6. Keep Anthony Wayne where he’s star of show by Madelane Elston who is chairwoman of the Allen County Courthouse Preservation Trust published in the Journal Gazette newspaper December 30, 2012.
  7. A general predicament: Wayne statue might move January 13, 2013 by Dan Stockman of The Journal Gazette newspaper. Dan also wrote 'Mad' Anthony staying put August 14, 2013.
  8. You can't see him, but Anthony Wayne is getting a facelift Laser used to clean statue, remove coating applied in the 1990s by Kevin Leininger published August 14, 2014 in The News-Sentinel newspaper.


  1. Fort Wayne HIS-Story reform THE HACKLEY REPORT by Eric Donald Hackley published September 10, 2013 on Frost
  2. Local insight into the ‘redskins’ issue Eric Donald Hackley Eric Hackley Interview with Indiana Miami Nation Chief Brian Buchanan by Eric Hackley published November 22, 2013 on Frost

Pennsylvania Information

  1. Library of Congress photo of Genearl Anthony Wayne home at Paoli near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  2. Waynesborough Home of Revolutionary War’s General “Mad” Anthony Wayne on Philadelphia and The Countryside states Wayne is buried in two graves. Thirteen years after Wayne’s death and burial in Erie, PA, at the family’s request, his son Isaac brought back the General’s bones for another burial in the family’s plot in Radnor, PA.
  3. Paoli Battlefield has a short history.
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