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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Documents Relating to 1781
|Anthony Wayne to Nathanael Greene praising the French forces and remarking on his wound
|22 September 1781
|Wayne, Anthony (1745-1796)
|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."
|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
|Wayne, Anthony (1745-1796) Greene, Nathanael (1742-1786) Washington, George (1732-1799)
|The American Revolution; Health & Medicine; Foreign Affairs
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859