Peter Muhlenberg's Pistols
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German-American Brigadier General John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg (1746-1807) carried these English holster pistols during the Revolutionary War. Born in Trappe, Pennsylvania, and educated in Philadelphia and Europe as a Lutheran minister, Muhlenberg commanded the 8th Virginia Regiment, a corps composed largely of German-speaking recruits raised in the Shenandoah Valley in 1776.
Iron, Steel, Wood (walnut), Brass, Silver
Museum of the American Revolution