"Liberty, Fraternity, and Unity"
The National Society United States Daughters
of 1812 was organized on January 8,
1892 on the anniversary of the Battle of New
Orleans. The society requires lineal descent
from an ancestor who rendered military,
naval or civil service between the close of
the American Revolutionary War in 1783
and the close of the War of 1812 in 1815,
Military service may be in any one of sixteen
recognized engagements between those
The purposes this society shall be to promote patriotism, to preserve and increase knowledge of the history of the American people, by the preservation of documents and relics, the marking of historic spots, the recording of family histories and traditions, the celebration of patriotic anniversaries, teaching and emphasizing the heroic deeds of the civil, military, and naval life of those who molded this Government between the close of the American Revolution and the close of the War of 1812, to urge Congress to compile and publish authentic records of men in civil, military and naval service from 1784 to 1815, inclusive, and to maintain at National Headquarters a museum and library of memorabilia of the 1784-1815 period.
USS Constitution - Turn Around cruise
June 16, 2012
(Photo by Patrice Hatcher)