Anthony Wayne – July 16, 1779

Experience the American dream with today’s Patriot of the Past interview. I’m your host, John Gillespie.

It’s July 16, 1779. I’m with the regiment of Mad Anthony Wayne. We’re about to attack the British fort at Stony Point, New York.

AW: “Shhhh … John, we had to kill the dogs so their barking wouldn’t give us away.”

JG: “Look out, Mad Anthony!”

AW: “Oh, that bullet grazed my head! Charge, men! Charge!”

Wayne’s men, inspired by Mad Anthony’s courage, overwhelmed the British, achieving a resounding victory at Stony Point.

Read more about Mad Anthony’s victory at Stony Point.

John and Jan Gillespie are the founders of the Rawhide Boys’ Ranch; they have fostered 351 teenagers and wrote the book Our 351 Sons; they have also assisted numerous churches in developing youth programs and expanding their total church ministries. After running for U.S. Senate, John founded 1776 American Dream, which exists to demonstrate the vision of our founding fathers and help our generation of youth passionately embrace those values.

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