Little was found on this badge, with only similarities between this (assuming) first pattern membership badge and that worn from the very late 19th -20 centuries.
Bronze Society of the War of 1812 Medal. The name, General Society of the War of 1812 was established in January of 1854. Eligibility for membership is open to any male above the age of 18 who is a lineal descendant of one who served, in the army, navy, revenue-marine, or privateer service of the United States, during the War of 1812.
This badge in bronze I believe is pre -1900. The versions on this badge are made much fancier, with gold and enameling.
The badge has a Maltese cross superimposed over an anchor, with eagles between the spaces of the crosses; “1812” is on the center cross bar of anchor; symbols of the branches of service (Navy, Cavalry, Artillery & Infantry) are found around the center which has the bust of Gen. Andrew Jackson. The pin brooch is plain except for 18 stars along the border. The “T” bar pin is broken and missing. The original ribbon of the color used to this day is in fine condition, having a wide blue center section with white stripes next to the blue, and blackish-brown stripes on the outside.
80mm in height.
Fine condition other than the pin missing.
A scarce badge.