General Society of the War of 1812





President Dick Patrick Marsh


Preamble to the Constitution:
WHEREAS, in the Providence of God, victory having crowned the forces of the United States of America, in upholding the principles of the Nation against Great Britain in the conflict known as the War of 1812; we, the survivors and descendants of those who participated in that contest, have joined together to perpetuate its memories and victories, to collect and secure for preservation, rolls, records, books, and other documents relating to that period; to encourage research and publication of historical data, including memorials of patriots of that era in our National history; to care for and when necessary, assist in burying actual veterans of that struggle; to cherish, maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom, and foster true patriotism and love of country.

Purposes of the General Society:
The objectives of the Society are the collection and preservation of rolls, records, books, and other documents relating to the War of 1812; the encouragement of research and the preservation of historical data, including memorials to patriots of that era in our national history; the caring for the graves of veterans of the War of 1812; the cherishing, maintenance and extension of the institutions of American freedom; the fostering of true patriotism - love of country.
In carrying out these objectives, the State Societies hold meetings for their members and guests at which programs relating to the War of 1812 and intelligent patriotism are presented. Over the years the membership has been fortunate in attracting gentlemen of high calibre, intelligence and gracious demeanor. The General Society and its affiliated State Societies are sensitive to the high ideals espoused by our Founding Fathers and they feel the duty that ever vigilant defense of our nation and its Constitution entails.

Organization of the General Society:
The General Society is a confederation of highly autonomous State Societies, all of which conform to the General Society's constitution and bylaws, and all maintain membership admission requirements, that is, eligibility and proof thereof as a descendant of a War of 1812 veteran. In addition State Societies may impose requirements that are not in conflict with the General Society. Some states have adopted a limit on the number of members they will accept.


Membership Requirements and Application (In PDF format)

Membership Eligibility: The General Society of the War of 1812 and its State Societies accept gentlemen only for membership. Those gentlemen who are domiciled in a State that does not have a State Society are eligible to be considered for membership-at-large. Membership requirements are as set forth in Article VI of the Constitution of the Society.

Colorado Society Bylaws & Constitution

Adopted and signed by Society Officers on 28 February 2010 Approved by National 24 March 2010

Society Minutes

Society Message from the Society President


Annual Meeting for 2014

Our Proud Society Charter

Our Proud Society History

Our Presidents

Colorado Society Activities

Our Society Newsletter - Western Cutlass Pending
(In PDF format)
Note: they are large in size, They are worth the wait !

2010 Society Organizing Meeting

The Colorado Society War of 1812 covers the state of Colorado. Persons from other states can join. In operation since 24 March 2010. The Society President is Garry W. Brewer selected by the Organizing Committee. The Colorado Society held its formal annual Meeting on September 2010 in Denver, Colorado at 1:00 PM (1300 hours) until 4:00 PM (1600 hours) at local hotel. We were well represented Thanks to the many compatriots and their families who made the event great. Copies of the photos are available on our web site after the meeting Contact the Society Secretary/Treasurer.

2016-2018 Officers and Staff of the Colorado Society War of 1812:

Service Records for the War of 1812


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War of 1812 Sites of Interest

Historical Resources


Federal Veterans' Burial Benefits

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