U.S. Daughters of 1812
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Chartered in 1906, the Connecticut Society U.S. Daughters of 1812 is dedicated to the National Society's purposes, which are to:Promote patriotism, Preserve and increase knowledge of 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, Urge Congress to compile and publish authentic records of men in civil, military and naval service from 1784 to 1815, inclusive, and Maintain at our National Headquarters in Washington, D.C., a museum and library of memorabilia of the 1784-1815 period.
CONNECTICUT DAUGHTERS HONOR AND PRESERVE
Two hundred years ago, on April 7, 1814, in darkness and with the help of an American traitor, 136 British sailors and marines rowed up the Connecticut River and attacked Essex, then known as Pettipaug. The British burned 27 vessels before retreating virtually unscathed in what has been described as “the largest single maritime loss of the War of 1812.”
We Want You!
The United States Daughters of 1812 is a wonderful opportunity to honor your ancestor and participate in history, patriotism, and fellowship
Membership is available to women age eighteen and over who can offer satisfactory proof that they are lineal descendants of an ancestor who, during the period of 1784-1815 inclusive, rendered civil, military, or naval service to our country, rendered material aid to the U.S. Army or Navy, or who participated in the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Junior membership is available to girls and boys from birth through age 21.
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