: This watch fob belonged to Anthony Wayne. The fob would have been attached to a pocket watch and hung outside of the wearers' pocket, making the watch easier to remove. It is 5 inches (12.7 cm) long and 1 inch (2.54 cm) wide. Anthony Wayne (1745-1796) was born in Pennsylvania and gained distinction during the American Revolution. He was nicknamed "Mad" Anthony Wayne due to his sense of daring and impatience with restraint. After the war, Americans Indians dealt the military in the Northwest Territory humiliating defeats. Undisciplined militia troops were blamed, and George Washington appointed Wayne commander-in-chief of the newly created Legion of the United States. Under Wayne's command, troops were ruthlessly drilled and disciplined. After building several forts, Wayne's army defeated the Americans Indians at the pivotal Battle of Fallen Timbers. View on Ohio Memory.
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: Daily Life; Clocks & watches; Wayne, Anthony, 1745-1796 Places
: Northwest Territory