"A portrait is a picture in which there is just a tiny little something not quite right about the mouth." -- John Singer Sargent

Sunday, July 24, 2016

John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg

This 1988 statue of Peter Muhlenbergh  by Caroline Muhlenberg Hufford sits in front of the Shenandoah County Courthouse in Woodstock Virginia.

"John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg (October 1, 1746 – October 1, 1807) was an American clergyman, Continental Army soldier during the American Revolutionary War, and political figure in the newly independent United States. A Lutheran minister, he served in the United States House of Representatives and United States Senate from Pennsylvania."  -- Wikipedia
October 1, 1746
October 1, 1807

 Major General
VIII Va. Regt.
"A Time to Pray
A Time to Fight"
January 23, 1776

This statue stands directly in front of the 1795 native limestone Shenandoah County Courthouse.

"Shenandoah County's native limestone courthouse was built in 1795 with brick additions in 1871 and 1886. In 1927, portico and columns were added giving the Federal Styled building a Greek revival front. It is the oldest courthouse in continuous use west of the Blue Ridge  Mountains." -- nearby historical marker

For more on Muhlenberg's famous "A Time to Pray and a Time to Fight" speech see:

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