Who Are We?

Welcome to the website of the Utah Society of the War of 1812. We are just one of 34 states with organized societies that are collectively associated with the General Society of the War of 1812. The Utah Society was organized on the 200th anniversary of the end of the bombardment of Fort Henry that occurred on September 12, 1814.

Our membership is made up of male individuals above the age of fourteen (14) years, who are lineal descendants of those who participated in or served during the War of 1812, in the Army, Navy, Revenue Marine, or privateer service of the United States, or who are collateral descendants, meaning they are related through the son or brother of these veterans, which can be validated by genealogical records. For more information click on the Membership link on the menu.

Our purpose is to educate the public and perpetuate memories of the War of 1812, to collect and secure for preservation documents relating to that period; to encourage the research and publication of historical data including memorials of patriots of that era; to cherish, maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom, and foster true patriotism, and a love of country.

Click this link for a copy of our Utah Society War of 1812 informational brochure.