Washington in Prayer . One of the legends or myths of Valley Forge is that Washington prayed for his country here. We do not say that he did not pray at Valley Forge , there simply is an open question as to how he did so and if he actually was witnessed in prayer .
The Prayer at Valley Forge now on display at the Museum of the Bible through April 2019.
As the story goes, Potts was riding alone one day when he found General Washington praying alone in the Valley Forge woods. Friberg did so, according to his obituary in the Washington Post, to “pay tribute to Washington , to portray the burden that fell upon one lonely man.”
Painting of Washington in prayer There are a number of images of Washington in prayer at Valley Forge. They include him kneeling in the snow, kneeling in the grass, kneeling by his horse, etc. The most popular one is the painting by contemporary artist, Arnold Friberg , called The Prayer at Valley Forge.
Q.Do you know the name of George Washington’s horse at Valley Forge? A. Washington had several horses throughout the war . Two of these were named ” Nelson ” and ” Blueskin .” both of whom served Washington throughout the War .
Valley Forge is the location of the 1777-1778 winter encampment of the Continental Army under General George Washington. Here the Continental Army, a collection of disparate colonial militias, emerged under Washington’s leadership as a cohesive and disciplined fighting force.
Biography. Friberg was born to a Swedish father and a Norwegian mother. When he was seven Friberg’s parents joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Friberg was baptized a member of the LDS Church at age eight.
On September 21, 1780, Revolutionary War hero Benedict Arnold turned his back on his country in a secret meeting with a top British official.