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Sat, Apr 09


Virtual Lecture

"Unlikely General: 'Mad' Anthony Wayne and the Battle for America" - A discussion with Mary Stockwell

What made Anthony Wayne an "unlikely general?" Join us for a book discussion and presentation on Wayne Township's namesake with author Mary Stockwell!

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"Unlikely General: 'Mad' Anthony Wayne and the Battle for America" - A discussion with Mary Stockwell

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Apr 09, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Virtual Lecture

About the Event

What made Anthony Wayne an "unlikely general"? He was not President Washington's first choice to lead the army against the Indians in 1792. A womanizer, heavy drinker, and spend-thrift who had suffered a physical and mental breakdown fighting in the last year of the American Revolution, he had just been removed from Congress for voter fraud.​​ But Washington took a chance on Wayne and​ the rest is history!

Mary Stockwell received her Ph.D. in American history from the University of Toledo. Following her graduation, she worked as a writer in business world before becoming a professor of history and department chair. Most recently she was an Earhart Foundation Fellow at the William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan. She is the author of history books used by young people throughout the United States, including The Ohio Adventure, A Journey through Maine, and Massachusetts, Our Home, the 2005 winner of the Golden Lamp Award from the Association of Educational Publishers for Best Book. Her biography of America's 28th President -- Woodrow Wilson, The Last Romantic -- is part of the First Men: America's Presidents Series. Her latest book -- The Other Trail of Tears: The Removal of the Ohio Indians -- tells the forgotten story of the removal of the Delaware, Seneca, Shawnee, Ottawa, and Wyandot to Kansas and Oklahoma during the 1820s, 1830s, and 1840s. Learn more at

This event will be hosted VIRTUALLY via WebEx. Registration is through Eventbrite. Follow the link below or click on the RSVP button to register. Those who register will receive a link upon registration. The session will also be live-streamed on the Dey Mansion Facebook page at

We will also be offering a limited in-person option at the Dey Mansion Washington's Headquarters!

Link: "Unlikely General: 'Mad' Anthony Wayne and the Battle for America" - A presentation and book discussion with Mary Stockwell.

This event is FREE and sponsored by the Passaic County Board of County Commissioners & Friends of Dey Mansion, Inc.

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