About Us

About Us

Born in 1783 and regenerated in 1896, the North Carolina Society of the Cincinnati has a long and storied heritage that is briefly recounted here for those who wish to become acquainted with the Society’s background.

A fuller history is available in Curtis Carroll Davis’s Revolution’s Godchild: The Birth, Death, and Regeneration of the Society of the Cincinnati in North Carolina (Chapel Hill, NC, 1976).

Our Founding

Founded in Hillsborough, N. C. on 23 October 1783, and now headquartered in Raleigh, the North Carolina Society of the Cincinnati is one of thirteen such Societies organized in the closing days of the Revolutionary War by officers of the American army, whose descendants constitute the present membership…

Our Mission

As the nation’s oldest hereditary military organization, the mission of the Society of the Cincinnati is to perpetuate the ideals of those patriots who, risking their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor in the struggle for independence, gave birth to the United States of America.