In Philadelphia, the city's War of 1812 veterans organize a militia company
Philadelphia's veterans of the War of 1812 had determined earlier to form a militia unit. In the evening they held their first official meeting at the armoury of the Philadelphia Grays to elect a committee and officers. Colonel John S. Warner was in the chair. Known as the Philadelphia Veterans, the first gathering saw their numbers at seventy-six men. (By John Osborne)
J.Thomas Scharf and Thompson Wescott, History of Philadelphia 1609-1884, in three volumes (Philadelphia, PA: L.H. Everts & Co., 1884), I: 793.