Anthony Wayne – August 20, 1794

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

It’s August 20, 1794. I’m with Mad Anthony Wayne at the Battle of Fallen Timbers.

JG: “General Wayne, what is the reason for this battle?”

AW: “Mr. Gillespie, our settlements in the Ohio Valley have been attacked by the British and Little Turtles Native American warriors. We must stop them from taking over the Northwest Territory.”

Stop them Mad Anthony did as his federal troops soundly defeated Little Turtles warriors at the Battle of Fallen Timbers.

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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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