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r 5TO?F OF "MD" ANTHONY WAYNE AND
THE STORMING OF STONY POINT
"Mad" Anthony Wayne
By Frank Merriwell, Jr.
"Mad" Anthony Wayne!
This was the great American sol
dier who won the strange nickname
by his reckless bravery in the war of
He commanded famous retreats
when death seemed certain!
He occupied besieged cities when
the enemy swarmed about him on
He stormed strategic forts, over
coming, seemingly, impossible diffi
' There was nothing remarkable, so
far as -we know, about the boyhood
days of Wayne,, which were spent in
Philadelphia. And, -perhaps, his name
would never have had a place in his
tory, among the heroes of the nation,
if it had not been for the revolution,
Storming Stony Point.
as "Mad" Anthony was one of the
men whom war made famous!
He was born at Waynesborough,
Pa., on the first day of the year,
1745. He seemed to have been born
to fight, for he jumped into his bat
tle togs at the first sign of hostilities
with England and never left the ser
vice of his country until his death
at Erie, Pa., in 1796.
Without directions or suggestions,
the fearless Pennsylvanian raised a
regiment of volunteers. Soon he was
made colonel of it. And then his fa
mous career commenced. -
The first commission was to cover
the retreat of the American forces at
It was the beginning of a long
series of encounters some victories,
some defeats, but all remarkable for