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Woodstock in Shenandoah County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg

 
 
John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 12, 2014
1. John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg
Bust by Caroline Muhlenberg Hufford Anderson
Inscription.  
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 and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1772.
 
Location. 38° 52.926′ N, 78° 30.32′ 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. Town of Mount Jackson (here, next to this marker); Town of New Market (a few steps from this marker); Town of Edinburg (a few steps
John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, October 23, 2020
2. John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg Marker
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from this marker); County of Shenandoah (a few steps from this marker); This Building of (a few steps from this marker); Strasburg (a few steps from this marker); Woodstock (a few steps from this marker); Toms Brook (a few steps from this marker). 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.) 
 
John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 12, 2014
3. John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg
Clergyman
Soldier
Statesman
John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 12, 2014
4. John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg
Major General, VIII Virginia Regiment
"A time to pray ... A time to fight"
January 23, 1776
John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 12, 2014
5. John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg
Erected by Narrow Passage Chapter National Society Daughters of The American Revolution October 1, 1988.
John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, October 23, 2020
6. John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg Marker
Reverend General Peter Muhlenberg image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 12, 2014
7. Reverend General Peter Muhlenberg
by Gary Casteel
Showing Muhlenberg pulling off his black preacher's robe to reveal a Continental Officer's uniform after proclaiming: "There is a time to preach and a time to fight, and now is the time to fight" on January 23, 1776.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 16, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 597 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 16, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   2. submitted on October 23, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   3, 4, 5. submitted on May 16, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   6. submitted on October 23, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   7. submitted on May 16, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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