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Military Personnel
    (January 1, 1745-December 15, 1796)
    Born in Easttown, Pennsylvania
    Brigadier general in the American Revolution
    Led the 'Legion of the United States' in a campaign against the Indians of the Northwest Territories (1792-95)
    Victory at the Battle of Fallen Timbers (August 20, 1794) effectively put the Ohio River valley under US control
    He was nicknamed 'Mad Anthony' for his fiery temper and impulsive behavior.
    He served a year in Congress as a Representative from Georgia, but lost his seat due to a dispute over whether he met the residency requirements.
    He was injured by a tree falling on his tent (August 3, 1794).
    His bravery was repeatedly praised by George Washington.
    His victory over the British in a surprise attack at Stony Point, New York was a major boost to American morale (July 15, 1779).
    He inspired the names of John Wayne and Bruce 'Batman' Wayne.

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