14 September 1814
Objectives 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.
Any male person above the age of twenty-one (21) years, who participated in, or who is a lineal or collateral descendant of one who served during the War of 1812, in the army, navy, revenue-marine, or privateer service of the United States, offering proof thereof satisfactory to the State Society to which he may make application for membership, and who is of good moral character and reputation, may become a member of this Society when approved of by said State Society, under such regulations as it may make for passing upon applications for membership.
The following service and no other shall be regarded as satisfying the requirements of the preceding paragraph:
- Service as an officer or enlisted man in the United States Army, Navy, Marine Corps or Volunteers at any time between June 19, 1812, and February 18, 1815;
- Service at any time between June 19, 1812, and February 18, 1815 as a member of the ship’s company on any public armed vessel of the United States or any vessel sailing under letters of marquee and reprisal issued by the United States;
- Service in the militia of any state or territory or the District of Columbia duly called out for service against an armed enemy or for coast or border defense between June 19,1812 and February 18,1815;
- Service in the forces of the United States at the Battle of Tippecanoe.