United States Daughters of 1812

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The United States Daughters of 1812 is a patriotic society founded in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1892, and incorporated as a national organization on February 25, 1901.[1] It presents itself as a "volunteer women's service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving and increasing knowledge of the history of the American people."[2] In its early years the group served "fraternal interests [of] women whose lineal ancestors served in the civil government, the army or the navy of the United States" between 1784 and 1815.[3] It has a national headquarters/offices located in a restored historic townhouse/mansion at 1461 Rhode Island Avenue, N.W. in Washington, D.C., and also various state chapters.

Its National Headquarters building, the United States Daughters of 1812, National Headquarters, is a Victorian-era Queen Anne-styled historic building from 1884, designed by architect Frederick C. Withers, and commissioned/owned by Admiral John Henry Upshur, (1823-1917), that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The United States Daughters of 1812 are active in commemorating significant events from the time period of the War of 1812 such as the Battle of New Orleans. [4]

A similar organization for men is the General Society of the War of 1812.

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