War of 1812 Question - Battle of Plattsburg

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I have a brother of a direct ancestor who served in the Battle of Plattsburgh (aka the Battle of Lake Champlain) on September 11, 1814 - part of the War of 1812

Now I had been puttering around and added a military badge for him then shortly after found the War on 1812 had a project and so now I have that sticker - so my question on this is which should I keep - I am thinking the second one - the Army badge looks too modern for a soldier from that era perhaps - I am not very informed on military type things so I will ask advice on these - want to honor those who served and make their profiles nice - I know Memorial day was last week - but I am trying

thanks in advance for any tips on this
WikiTree profile: William Dunshee
in Policy and Style by Navarro Mariott G2G6 Pilot (149k points)

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Actually Navarro, what's the problem with keeping them both.

The Veterans sticker denotes he is a Veteran of the United States Military.  The image is the seal of the Dept of Veterans Affairs.  While modern in design, it reflects the present seal.  Remember, while the government has supplied pensions to service members since the Revolutionary war, no actual government agency was created until 1930.

The War of 1812 sticker denotes the when and where.he served.

So both are actually appropriate. Quite simply, the Veterans sticker denotes what he is and will always be, a Veteran.  The 1812 sticker denotes what he was and when he served.  And besides, there's no extra charge to have two.  wink, wink.
by LJ Russell G2G6 Pilot (191k points)
selected by Navarro Mariott
Thank you Navarro for both your selection as Best Answer and your question.

I had forgotten about the Veteran sticker and have run across more than a few relatives where I know they have served from their grave markers, yet I had no data on their term of service.  So I would just add the category of Navy, Army, etc.  I need to go back and put the Veteran sticker on as well.

Double thanks again, LJ
well you are sure welcome - yeah I have a few more I have to put it on as well - my dad's brother was on the USS Nevada at Pearl Harbor!  I hope all yours look nice with the sticker - the information is a little work but the Military project has the good links to the sources for the details

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