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Collection Reference Number GLC06691
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1781 
Title Anthony Wayne to Nathanael Greene praising the French forces and remarking on his wound
Date 22 September 1781
Author Wayne, Anthony (1745-1796)  
Recipient Greene, Nathanael  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Major General Wayne writing shortly before the siege of Yorktown, looks forward to the arrival of Admiral François de Grasse and praises the French forces. Predicts victory over Lord Cornwallis. Expects that the arrival of George Washington "will enable us to complete the investiture immediately." Comments on the Marquis de Lafayette's illness and his own wound. Describes the British fortifications at Yorktown and Gloucester and expresses his "fervent hope to see the American Colours...displayed upon the British lines."
Subjects Revolutionary War  Revolutionary War General  Military History  Continental Army  Battle (Siege, Surrender) of Yorktown  Global History and Civics  Foreign Affairs  France  American Flag  Health and Medical  Injury or Wound  Fortification  
People Wayne, Anthony (1745-1796)  Greene, Nathanael (1742-1786)  Washington, George (1732-1799)  
Place written Williamsburg, Virginia
Theme The American Revolution; Health & Medicine; Foreign Affairs
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859