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first Society of Colonial Wars was established in 1892,
and became the General Society of Colonial Wars in 1893.
The General Society is a tax exempt organization that
charters individual State Societies, and it is in one
or more of the State Societies that an individual holds
membership. The aggregate of State Societies constitutes
the General Society.
Preamble of the Articles of Incorporation for the General
"WHEREAS, It is desirable that there should be
adequate celebrations commemorative of the events of
Colonial History which took place within the period
beginning with the settlement of Jamestown, VA., May
13, 1607, and preceding the battle of Lexington, April
The Society of Colonial Wars is instituted to perpetuate
the memory of those events, and of the men who, in military,
naval, and civil positions of high trust and responisibility,
by their acts or counsel, assisted in the establishment,
defense, and preservation of the American Colonies,
and who were in truth founders of this Nation.