Wayne's Legion Ready in the Spring

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PublicationKnopf, Richard C., ed. Anthony Wayne, A Name In Arms: The Wayne-Knox-Pickering-McHenry Correspondence. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1960. (no image)
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Date August 24, 1792
Author Name Anthony Wayne (primary) Location: Pittsburgh
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary Wayne declares his readiness to confront the full force of Indians by the following Spring [1793] and expresses more confidence in his ability to defeat the Indians than in an inconclusive peace.
Document Format Author's Letterbook Copy
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; Anthony Wayne; Captain Mills; Captain Ballard; Smith's Detachments; Southern Indians; Colonel Campbell; the Legion; four more troops of Dragoons; the Savages; Secretary of War; Cavalry; Major General Knox; ;
Related Places Pittsburgh; Fort Washington; the Ohio [River]; Pittsburg; ;
Keywords our total strength and numbers; invoices from the 1st of January to the 17th of July; Col. Campbell's letter; the whole combined force of Savages; bayonet; bare heads; the fall of the Sword; temporizing peace; the most active Indian War; I would feel a confidence in meeting the whole combined force of the Savages by the months of June or July next--their numbers would only tend to confuse them, and they would become an easy prey to our Cavalry; after being roused by the bayonet, their bare heads would invite the fall of the sword; express; navigation; ;
Key Phrases I would feel a confidence in meeting the whole combined force of the Savages by the months of June or July next--their numbers would only tend to confuse them, and they would become an easy prey to our Cavalry; after being roused by the bayonet, their bare heads would invite the fall of the sword.
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