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A Fathers Apocalypsis


Peter Muhlenberg was born at Trappe, Pennsylvania, on October 1st. His fathers name was H.M. Muhlenberg, who was the founder of the Lutheran denomination in America. He and his two brothers were sent to Germany for their formal education. He entered the Lutheran ministry and had charge over three churches in America. Two in New Jersey, one at Bedminster and another at New Germantown. After 1772, he had charge over the church at Woodstock, Virginia. While a minister at Woodstock, in 1775, he raised the 8th Virginia (German) regiment. General of the Continental Army, George Washington, after asking Muhlenberg to raise the Virginia regiment, placed him at a rank of Colonel. In February of 1777 he was raised to the rank of Brigadier General. In September 1783 he was breveted to Major General. He took part in the battles of Brandywine, Germantown and Monmouth, and at Yorktown commanded the…

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