Anderson Township – Miller – Leuser Log House – Living History Presentation – Sunday 10/1

Cincinnati SAR Presents Revolutionary War History to the Public at Miller – Leuser Loghouse on Clough Pike.

On a beautiful day on Sunday, October 1, 2023 eight members of the Sons of the American Revolution (CCSAR) presented information and demonstrations to members of the public who were invited to the grounds at the Miller-Leuser Loghouse on Clough Pike in Anderson Township (built in 1796!).

Visitors to the Miller – Leuser Log Cabin event in Anderson Township

Hosting the event were members of the local Anderson Township Area Historical Society who opened the grounds and building for the event from 1PM to 4PM.

Cincinnati Color Guard Commander Brad Jarard Inspects the SAR Color Guard during drills

Approximately sixty interested visitors attended and they were shown 18th century artifacts, weapons used during the revolution, tents, and demonstrations of musket fire and even bayonet charges.

The Color Guard and historical unit provided presentations on:

  • Revolutionary War history
  • Musicians in the War
  • The Continental and British Soldier
  • Genealogy and the Revolutionary War
  • Tactical drills and musket firing demos

An interesting fact is that this property was conveyed to a former Colonel in the Revolutionary War as a land grant (form of payment) for military service.

The visitors included a local high school social studies class who were earning extra credit for attending.  We are confident they learned something about the struggles for independence back in the 1770s.

Historical Flags sway in the light wind overlooking a table of 18th Century Artifacts on Display

Wondering if there is an American Revolutionary War patriot in your ancestry? 

Bob Hill, the Ohio SAR Color Guard Commander gave a short informational presentation regarding tracing your ancestry and genealogy.

Mike Gunn (L) and Bob Hill (R) share the history of firearms “Firelocks” used by soldiers during the American Revolutionary War era

Especially popular were the musket firing and bayonet charge exhibits.  Of course, proper safety checks were conducted through out the presentations.

Mike and Bob answering visitor questions

The Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) members who participated in this event were: J. Bradley Jarard, Wm. Bob Hill, Gary Duffield, Jeff Hartman, Clay Crandall, Bob Bowers, Bart Hendershot and Mike Gunn.

Color Guard Commander Brad Jarard performing a safety check of SAR Color Guard firelocks

Attendees were very interested, asking many questions and the SAR team shared information and learning about the life, times, and struggles of 18th century life.  These lessons are key to helping Americans understand the sacrifices and commitment that our forefathers endured to create the United States of America.

Visitors soaking up knowledge shared by Brad Jarard during the event

The SAR is a Historical, Educational and Patriotic lineage society that seeks to maintain and extend:

  • The institutions of American freedom
  • An appreciation for true patriotism
  • A respect for our national symbols
  • The value of American citizenship, and
  • The unifying force of E Pluribus Unum that created one nation and one people

The Cincinnati Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution has over 250 members.  The SAR is a organization which includes members who can prove their direct ancestral lineage to a Revolutionary War patriot.

If you know or suspect you have a direct ancestral lineage and would like to explore potential membership, please leave a comment and we will reach out to you.

You can learn more about SAR membership by reading the link below:


Emblems of the SAR and the 250th anniversary coming up in 2026

Thank you to all the volunteers who sacrificed their time and made this event a success.

See you at the next SAR event!


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