Anthony Wayne, by James Sharples, Sr., from life, 1796.
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Pastel on paper of Anthony Wayne, head and shoulders, in military uniform.

Credit: Courtesy of Independence National Historical Park.

After a long record of bloody service during the American Revolution, Pennsylvania hero "Mad" Anthony Wayne (1745-1796) was a logical choice to lead a new expedition–the previous two had failed– against hostile Indians in the Ohio Valley in 1794. Wayne's defeat of the Ohio Indians at the Battle of Fallen Timbers ended forty years of fighting along the Ohio-Allegheny watershed. British pastelist James Sharples, Sr. probably completed this portrait in June, 1796 before Wayne left Philadelphia to return to his post in Detroit

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