Colonel John Banister Chapter members, guests, and children met at an organizational meeting in September 2001 to discuss re-chartering the Battersea Society, which had disbanded in the early 1940s. The Battersea Society's original papers were discovered in the Chapter House during the previous summer. The decision was made to sponsor the Battersea Children of the American Revolution again, in response to growing membership within the DAR of young mothers and grandmothers with eligible children and grandchildren.
Chapter Regent Mary Ann Hampton appointed First Vice Regent Charlotte Odom Lytle to be the Organizing Senior President. Mrs. Lytle, in turn, appointed Emily Heath Thompson as the Senior Registrar. The children met in March 2002, and elected Catherine Tatum as their Organizing President. Since then, the Battersea C.A.R. has participated in a Christmas Parade, visited veterans at McGuire VA Hospital during "Salute to Veterans Week," and delivered valentines to the nursing home and hospice units at McGuire VAMC.
Membership is open to children from birth to age 18 who can prove lineal descent from a patriot who served America during the Revolution.