Ceremonial and Historical Unit


Our Ceremonial and Historical Unit consists of  15 plus members of the Cincinnati Chapter-Sons of the American Revolution, outfitted with Revolutionary War era uniforms, muskets, and accoutrements.  Our Patriot Grave Marking page contains many photos and videos of the unit.  Our expertise and capabilities fall into two categories; Ceremonial and Historical Presentations.


  • Nolan Carson Memorial Color Guard
    • Our Color Guard can either carry or carry-and-post the National and State flags at events,
  • Musket Salutes
    • These are uniformed salutes using 18th century, black-powder muskets
  • Parades
    • Right now our Parade schedule is set; however, we are reconsidering some venues and will discuss any request.
  • Revolutionary War Grave Markings
    • These are not burial headstone installations, but rather a ceremonial placement of a SAR marker in the form of metal, stone or a combination. This is for either a single or group of Rev War veterans buried on the site.

Historical Presentations/Demonstrations

  • Revolutionary War Presentations (History, Uniforms, Weaponry
    • These consist of Revolutionary War history, Uniforms, Period Weaponry explanations.
  • Tactical Demonstrations (Marching, Firing)
    • See how Revolutionary War soldiers marched in formation, conducted multi-line group firing and engaged in bayonet charges
  • School Presentations (Group or Individual)
    • Individuals of our unit present various topics, with displays, related to the Revolutionary War, either to assemblies or individual classes.

Event booking

Demand for the Ceremonial and Historical unit are extensive and we have a full calendar, therefore we have specific criteria in order for an event to be considered.  Events can either be ceremonial or historical presentations or a mixture of both.

  1. Is the Event tied to the Revolutionary War, either through person, place or event (i.e. Battle) or similar period event (Founder’s Day, Pioneer Day, etc?)
  2. Can we staff the event?  We are a volunteer organization whose members have schedules outside of the unit, and therefore availability will be accessed for each request.

For questions, please contact the Unit Commander for more information.


Unit Member References


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