Major General Anthony Wayne Statue
This statue, which is located in Friemann Square and accompanied by two interpretive signs, depicts prominent colonial-era military officer Major General "Mad" Anthony Wayne (1745-1796) astride a horse. Wayne was a celebrated officer in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War, serving in and leading a number of campaigns against the British. He earned his nickname after he led a nighttime raid called the British at the Battle of Stony Point on July 16, 1779. It was a decisive battle and his men appreciated his boldness (he also possessed a fiery personality). Wayne also led the fledgling U.S. Army in the Northwest Territory in the early 1790s (see below). The statue was sculpted by Chicago artist George E. Ganiere in 1918 and placed in another park before being moved here in 1973.
Backstory and Context
"Anthony Wayne statue." Architecture & Community Heritage. Accessed April 9, 2019. https://archfw.org/heritagetrail/centraldowntown/anthony-wayne-statue.
"Major General Anthony Wayne." The Historical Marker Database. Accessed April 9, 2019. https://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=119973.
Photo: The Historical Marker Database