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Société des Cincinnati
The Société des Cincinnati de France, like the Daughters of the Cincinnati, which was
founded in 1894, and the Society of the Cincinnati, which was founded in 1783,
seeks to keep alive the spirit of the Revolutionary Officers who termed
themselves “Cincinnati,” and who organized themselves into a society at the
conclusion of the American Revolution, electing as their first president, General George
Washington. We are a Society of
Eligibility to the Société
de France is restricted to the
direct and collateral descendants of officers of the Army, Navy, and Marines
who served during the Revolution. This included officers from all
thirteen original colonies, as well as officers of the French army and navy who
had served in America.
The book "Original Members and Other
Officers Eligible to the Society of the Cincinnati"
is considered authoritative, as are many other standard reference works, as to
the service of the Revolutionary officer.