|Copper Plate Engraving of Revolutionary War General "Mad" Anthony Wayne|
Samuel Harris (USA, 1783 - 1810)
Copper plate engraving on sheet measuring 9 3/4 x 6 inches; the plate size 5 1/2 x 3 1/4 inches. The small oval portrait shows General Wayne in uniform with epaulets and fancy embroidered wide "Tricorn" hat. Signed below oval image within plate mark, "S.Harris, Sc". Light water stain over image, easily removed
Anthony Wayne, known as "Mad Anthony" because of his bravado in leading troops into the Battle of Stony Point (July 16,1779), was an American Revolutionary War officer. He began as a Colonel in a Pennsylvania Regiment, and became a Brigadier General in February 1777. Wayne participated in numerous battles including Brandywine, Germantown, Monmouth, Stony Point (for which he received a Congressional medal), and was with Washington at Valley Forge during the winter encampment of 1777-1778. General Wayne, upon hearing of Arnold's treason, brought troops to support West Point, and was at Yorktown in 1781.