Revolutionary Army officers form the Society of Cincinnati (55 words)

Historical Context Note

Context

Following the end of the American Revolution in 1783, The Society of the Cincinnati was founded by a group of Revolutionary Army officers in order to preserve the rights and liberties for which they had fought. It was named after the Roman Cincinnatus, a citizen-soldier who declined power despite leading his country to victory in war.


Related Groups

  1. American War of Independence