Yorktown in York County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Colonial National Historic Park
The Society is named for Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus, a Roman farmer of the 5th Century B.C., who, like Washington, was called from his fields to lead his country’s army. Members today (descendants of American Revolutionary War officiers) hold fast to the Society’s original purposes: to preserve the rights and liberties its founders fought for, to promote national honor and dignity, and to reinforce “cordial affection” by caring for its members and their families.
Erected by Colonial National Historic Park, National Park Service.
Location. 37° 12.517′ N, 76° 30.268′ W. Marker is in Yorktown, Virginia, in York County. Marker is on Historical Tour Drive, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In Solemn Step (within shouting distance of this marker); News of Victory (within shouting distance of this marker); Ground Your Firelocks! (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Surrender Field (about 300 feet away); Trophies of War (about 300 feet away); Surrender Road (about 400 feet away); American Field Hospital (approx. 0.3 miles away); Marquis de Lafayette and His Division (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Yorktown.
More about this marker. The background of the marker features a picture of General Washington saying goodbye to his troops. It has the caption of “Washington bids farewell in New York’s Fraunces Tavern, 1783.” The upper right of the marker contains the Society’s insignia, reproduced by permission of The Society of the Cincinnati. The caption reads “Composed of Americans and French chapters, the Society adopted the bald eagle as its insignia. Today, as an educational institution, the organization holds notable library and museum collections,
Also see . . .
1. History of the Society of the Cincinnati. The Society of the Cincinnati website. (Submitted on August 31, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Yorktown Battlefield. National Park Service. (Submitted on August 31, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary •
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