Revolutionary Army officers form the Society of Cincinnati

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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.

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  1. American War of Independence