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Fort Wayne in Allen County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Major General Anthony Wayne

 
 
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Photographed By Tom Bosse, July 7, 2018
1. Major General Anthony Wayne Marker
Inscription.  In the early 1790s, the United States Army suffered two serious defeats at the hands of Indians under the leadership of Little Turtle, war chief of the Miami nation. In response, President George Washington sent Revolutionary War hero Gen. “Mad” Anthony Wayne into the western frontier. He had earned the nickname “Mad” for his reckless daring in a spectacular attack on the British at Stoney Point, New York, during the Revolution.

A stern disciplinarian, Wayne rigorously trained his troops before he took his “Legion of the United States” into Miami territory in 1794. His forces defeated the Indian confederacy at the battle of Fort Recovery, Ohio (July 2, 1794) and then again at the battle of Fallen Timbers, near Toledo (August 20, 1794).

Wayne next moved his “Legion” up the Maumee river to the large Native American settlement of Kekionga at the confluence of the Three Rivers. He chose a site across the Maumee River from Kekionga to build the first American fort and then handed over command to Col. John Hamtramck. On October 22, 1794, the fourth anniversary of the defeat of the United States

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Photographed By Tom Bosse, July 7, 2018
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at the Battle of Kekionga, Hamtramck called together a parade of the garrison, fired 15 rounds of cannon (in honor of each of the fifteen states on the Union), and formally announced that this place was henceforth to be called Fort Wayne.

Anthony Wayne left Fort Wayne four days later, never to return. After inspecting other U.S. garrisons and successfully negotiating the Treaty of Greenville in 1795 with the Indians of the region, Wayne returned to Pennsylvania where he died in 1796.
 
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesPatriots & PatriotismWars, US Indian. A significant historical date for this entry is October 22, 1794.
 
Location. 41° 4.856′ N, 85° 8.28′ W. Marker is in Fort Wayne, Indiana, in Allen County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street and South Clinton Street, on the left when traveling east on East Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Wayne IN 46802, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Bicentennial Heritage Trail (here, next to this marker); Journal Gazette Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Barr And Columbia (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); This Barr And Columbia Street Intersection (about 400 feet away); The Elektron Building

Major General Anthony Wayne Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, July 7, 2018
3. Major General Anthony Wayne Marker
(about 500 feet away); The First Police Station (about 500 feet away); The Transfer Corner (about 500 feet away); The Allen County Courthouse (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Wayne.
 
Major General Anthony Wayne image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, July 7, 2018
4. Major General Anthony Wayne
Major General Anthony Wayne image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, July 7, 2018
5. Major General Anthony Wayne
Major General Anthony Wayne image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, July 7, 2018
6. Major General Anthony Wayne
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 13, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 10, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 257 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 10, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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