Woodstock in Shenandoah County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg
October 1, 1746 - October 1, 1807
Clergyman, Soldier, Statesman
Major General, VIII Virginia Regiment
"A time to pray...a time to fight"
January 23, 1776
Erected 1988 by The Narrow Passage Chapter National Society Daughters of The American Revolution.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary.
Location. 38° 52.921′ N, 78° 30.311′ W. Marker is in Woodstock, Virginia, in Shenandoah County. Memorial is at the intersection of North Main Street (U.S. 11) and East Court Street, on the right when traveling south on North Main Street. At the Shenandoah County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Woodstock VA 22664, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Shenandoah County Jail (a few steps from this marker); Shenandoah County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); This Building of (within shouting distance of this marker); 1LT Charles Bare Gatewood Mabel Lee Walton and Sigma Sigma Sigma (about 600 feet away); The oldest business in Woodstock (about 700 feet away); Mt. Zion Methodist Church (about 800 feet away); Woodstock (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodstock.
Also see . . . Life of Major-General Muhlenberg. by Henry A. Muhlenberg, 1849. 75 years after the event, this book first told the story that in 1776, Peter Muhlenberg after preaching a sermon from Ecclesiastes, dramatically removed his clerical robe to display his military uniform. (Submitted on May 17, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
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