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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.
 
Location. 38° 52.921′ N, 78° 30.311′ W. Marker is in Woodstock, Virginia, in Shenandoah County. Marker 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. Touch for map. At the Shenandoah County Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Woodstock VA 22664, United States of America.
 
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 (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mabel Lee Walton and Sigma Sigma Sigma (about 600 feet away); Woodstock
John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 12, 2014
2. John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Woodstock (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Woodstock (approx. mile 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.) 
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 12, 2014
3. John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg
John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 12, 2014
4. John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg
October 1, 1746 - October 1, 1807
John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 12, 2014
5. John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg
Clergyman
Soldier
Statesman
John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 12, 2014
6. 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
7. John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg
Erected by Narrow Passage Chapter National Society Daughters of The American Revolution October 1, 1988.
Reverend General Peter Muhlenberg image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 12, 2014
8. 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.
Peter Muhlenberg image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 12, 2014
9. Peter Muhlenberg
Casteel's statue of Muhlenberg in front of the Shenandoah County Courthouse.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 16, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 431 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. 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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