Welcome to ILLINOIS WAR of 1812 Society
"Throughout the United States and Canada, plans are gearing up to commemorate the bicentennial of the War of 1812.
The state of Illinois is no exception. Just in time for the bicentennial, the Illinois Society of the War of 1812 is being reenergized with new members. We 'd love to have you join us." Illinois Society VPG Charles Schweizer
We have chosen as the face of our state society, Samuel Whiteside, an Illinois soldier. Click here to find out why.
Membership in our society is open to any male of any age who is of good moral character and reputation, and who can provide lineal descent to a patriot who served during the War of 1812, in a military service of the United States. The General Society of the War of 1812 offers more information about qualifications for becoming a member. You can download a membership application here.
Cooperate with other patriotic organizations to achieve mutual goals; encourage patriotism and patriotic education; promote historic preservation; make every effort to have a gravestone marker placed on the grave of any War of 1812 soldier buried in Illinois; recognize outstanding cadets through the ROTC programs at Illinois educational institutions; and support Illinois War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission projects.
EventsMay 19, 2013: Marking for five War of 1812 veterans in Oaklawn Cemetery, Glen Carbon, IL
May 25, 2013: Carlyle Lake Veterans Recognition
May 26, 2013: Grave markings at Dugger Cemetery, St. Jacob, IL
May 27, 2013: Alton Illinois Memorial Day Parade
May 29, 2013: Bill Wilson to speak at Breese Historical Society
June 8, 2013: Grave markings at Dawson Cemetery, McLean Co., Illinois
June 13, 2013: Marking for Real Daughter (Kaskaskia USD1812 Chapter)
June 23, 2013: Grave markings at Burgess Cemetery, Jamestown, IL.
July 2013: Lively Family Commemoration
August 18, 2013: Grave marking for Rev. William (Billy) Jones, Vaughn Cemetery, Wood River, IL
September 7, 2013: Grave marking for Thomas Lincoln, Thomas Lincoln Cemetery, Pleasant Grove Township, Coles Co., IL by Sangamon River USD1812 Chapter
October 5, 2013: Samuel Whiteside and John Clemens Commemoration, Hunter Cemetery, Mt. Auburn, Christian Co., IL sponsored by the Illinois Society of 1812 and the USD1812.