Scottish American Military Society
Post 1889

    The Scottish-American Military Society (SAMS) was founded and chartered in North Carolina, April 12, 1981, as a non-profit organization with the following purpose:

The Society was founded as a veterans organization.    The membership is composed primarily of veterans of Scottish ancestry who have served -- or are serving -- in the Armed Forces of the United States and the Commonwealth.    If you support the purposes shown above, we would welcome your membership if you qualify.


Membership is open to honorably discharged veterans or active duty or reserve military persons who have served or are serving with any branch of the US Armed Forces.
Honorary life memberships are awarded to members who have been awarded the Medal of Honor or the Victoria Cross.

To apply for membership in the Scottish American Military Society, plase fill out the Post 1889 Membership form and mail to the individual listed on the bottom of the form.


Post 1889 Uniform Regulations

The SAMS Emblem

The Scottish belt is a symbol of allegiance to the Chief’s Crest which it surrounds.    On the SAMS emblem, it signifies allegiance to the principle that liberty was won and has been preserved by armed force.    The centerpiece of the Society Emblem is the back-country rifleman, wearing the hunting shirt, armed with his flintlock rifle and belt axe.

Kings Mountain

    Kings Mountain, in South Carolina, is recognized as one of the decisive battles and a major turning point in the Revolutionary War.    An unusually high percentage of the men who fought on both sides at Kings Mountain were of Scottish and Scots-Irish bloodlines.    Scots-Irish Colonel William Campbell was commander of the Patriot forces and the Loyalists were led by Lt. Col. Patrick Ferguson, a Highland Scot.    As was so often the case in Scottish history, the fight was between those who opposed the Crown and those who supported it.

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