January 22nd 2022, Saturday (1:00 pm) – Peter Muhlenburg Commemoration Event Level:State Location: Shenandoah County Courthouse, 103 Main Street, Woodstock, VA Host/POC: Col James Wood II Chapter, Virginia SAR/Dale Corey at firstname.lastname@example.org. Firing Event: Yes/No Details:Peter Muhlenburg was an ordained Anglican pastor serving a Lutheran community in Woodstock, VA. Besides his new congregation, he led the Committee of Safety and Correspondence for Dunmore County, Virginia. He was elected to the House of Burgesses in 1774, and was a delegate to the First Virginia Convention. Toward the end of 1775, Muhlenberg was authorized to raise and command as its colonel the 8th Virginia Regiment of the Continental Army. After George Washington personally asked him to accept this task, he agreed. However, his brother Fredrick Augustus Muhlenberg, who was also a minister, did not approve of him going into the army until the British burned down his own church in front of him. Then he joined the military himself. According to a biography written by his great-nephew in the mid-19th century, on January 21, 1776 in the Lutheran church in Woodstock, Virginia, Reverend Muhlenberg took his sermon text from the third chapter Ecclesiastes, which starts with "To every thing there is a season..."; after reading the eighth verse, "a time of war, and a time of peace," he declared, "And this is the time of war," removing his clerical robe to reveal his Colonel's uniform. Outside the church door the drums began to roll as men turned to kiss their wives and then walked down the aisle to enlist, and within half an hour, 162 men were enrolled. The next day he led out 300 men from the county to form the nucleus of the 8th Virginia Regiment. Virginia SAR Color Guard Attendees: Duncan, Morris
January 16th 2022, Saturday (7 pm) – 241st Commemoration of the Battle of Cowpens - Virtual Location: Virtual via Zoom Details: This is a National - level event, of interest to the Virginia SAR and hosted by the Daniel Morgan Chapter SCSSAR. This is the second of two, and virtual option for those who wish to join remotely, Cowpens commemoration. Please contact Joe Glavitsch at email@example.com if you if you plan to attend and wish to present a wreath. The link for registration to the virtual event is https://scssar.org/event/the-241st-anniversary-of-the-battle-of-cowpens/. Attendees:
January 15th 2022, Saturday (2 pm) – 241st Commemoration of the Battle of Cowpens Location: Jolly Park, 102 Railroad Avenue, Gaffney, SC 29340 Details: This is a National - level event, of interest to the Virginia SAR and hosted by the Daniel Morgan Chapter SCSSAR. There is a change in this year's event venue, to Jolly Park in Gaffney, SC. Please contact Joe Glavitsch at firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend and wish to present a wreath. There is a registration table, and you are asked to sign in by 1:30 pm. You will find additional information regarding this event at https://scssar.org/event/240th-anniversary-of-the-battle-of-cowpens-january-15-2021/. The Battle of Cowpens was an engagement during the American Revolutionary War fought on 17 January 1781, between American Colonial forces under Brigadier General Daniel Morgan and British forces under Lieutenant Colonel Sir Banastre Tarleton, as part of the campaign in the Carolinas (North and South ).
Weather: Attendees: Morris, Osborn
December 26 2021 Sunday and January 2 Sunday - "Ten Crucial Days" Wreath Laying events Location: Washington Crossing Historic Park, Trenton Battle Monument, and Princeton Battlefield Colonnade and Memorial Grove Details: These are National - level events, organized locally by the Princeton Chapter, NJSSAR. The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (NSSAR) will be laying wreaths to commemorate the heroic actions of the Continental Army and local militia that defeated Hessian and British Troops during the “Ten Crucial Days” of America’s War for Independence from Great Britain, December 25, 1776 to January 3, 1777. Color Guard units from all state societies are invited, representatives from the legacy units, local elected officials, and the President General of the NSSAR will be attending.