Welcome to the Valcour Battle Chapter of the SAR
On this site, you can find information about chapter events and projects as well as our history, membership requirements, and guides to research.
The Sons of the American Revolution is a heritage-based society for males with proven descent from a patriot who served our country during the American Revolution.
Our chapter is named for the Battle of Valcour Island located near Plattsburgh, NY where in 1776 Benedict Arnold led a hastily-assembled group of ships and gunboats against a British Invasion fleet sailing down Lake Champlain from Canada. Although eventually destroyed, the American force succeeded in delaying the British Invasion until the following year giving the patriots much-needed time to prepare for their victory at Saratoga.
SAR is the largest male lineage organization in the United States and consists of 50 state-level societies with more than 500 local chapters, several international societies, and over 33,000 members. Our Valcour Battle chapter was founded around 2010 as an outgrowth of the Saratoga Battle chapter when the membership in the Clinton, Essex, and Franklin counties reached the point where separate meetings and events could be held. The chapter meets monthly, generally at noon on the second Tuesday of each month. Our official membership is about sixty members with an active membership of about twenty-five.
Our mission is:
- Remembering Our Past….By honoring those who served or assisted the colonies during the Revolutionary War.
- Promoting Core Values….By protecting our Constitution and perpetuating American ideals and traditions.
- Shaping Young Minds….By educating our youth about the Constitution and those who developed the American ideals and traditions.
President: Craig Russell
Vice President: Charlie Mitchell
Treasurer: Craig Russell
Chaplain: Stanley Ransom
Registrar: Brian Cook
Secretary: Craig Russell