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Preacher's Piece


October 21, 2020

A few weeks ago I mentioned The Black Robed Regiment in this column. That initiated a bit of a response from some readers. One person wrote to me and said he had never before seen The Black Robed Regiment mentioned in any newspaper and he doubted that many pastors even know their history as it relates to America’s founding. The Black Robed Regiment were preachers who fought in the Revolutionary War. Following are two stories of such preachers (there are more but space does not allow).

On Sunday morning, Jan 21, 1776, pastor John Muhlenberg climbed into his pulpit in Woodstock,...

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