Society of Descendants of Militia Officers
Our hereditary society honors the contribution of the militia and its commissioned officers to national defense from the first colonies to the start of the Civil War. As descendants of officers of the colonial and state militias, we work to tell the story of the militia and to preserve and make available information on the organization, equipment, uniforms, and service of militia units. Membership is open to lineal or collateral descendants of militia officers of the general levy militia as established under the laws and regulations of the colonies and states from 1607 to 1861. Collateral descendants must be from the brother or sister of a militia officer. Officers are defined as of the rank of Ensign, Cornet, or the most junior rank of Lieutenant to the most senior general officer appointed by the Governor of the colony or state.