Experience the American dream with today’s Patriots of the Past interview. I’m your host, John Gillespie.
It’s July 16, 1779. I’m with the regiment of “Mad Anthony” Wayne. We’re about to attack the British fort at Stoney Point, New York.
AW: “Shhh! John, we had to kill the dog so their barking wouldn’t give us away.”
JG: “Look out, Mad Anthony!”
AW: “Oh! That bullet grazed my head. Charge, men, charge!”
Wayne’s men, inspired by his courage, overwhelmed the British, achieving a resounding victory at Stony Point.
Read the full text of Anthony Wayne’s letters (letter #1 and letter #2) to George Washington announcing their victory as well as his letter recounting the details.
John and Jan Gillespie are the founders of the Rawhide Boys’ Ranch; they have fostered 351 teenagers and wrote the book Our 351 Sons; they have also assisted numerous churches in developing youth programs and expanding their total church ministries. After running for U.S. Senate, John founded 1776 American Dream, which exists to demonstrate the vision of our founding fathers and help our generation of youth passionately embrace those values.