United States Daughters of 1812
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. 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." 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. 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.
A similar organization for men is the General Society of the War of 1812.
U.S. Daughters of 1812, 1910's (Library of Congress)
U.S. Daughters of 1812, 1922 (Library of Congress)
- "United States Daughters of 1812". New International Encyclopedia. 1905.
- National Society of the U.S.D. of 1812. About us. Retrieved 2011-11-10
- American almanac, year-book, cyclopaedia and atlas, 1903, 2nd ed.
- New York Public Library. New York World's Fair 1939-1940 records. Photo of delegates from the U.S. Daughters of 1812 at the 1939 New York World's Fair, 1939-1940
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