President’s Letter

President's Letter

Anthony Westwood Maupin


Welcome to the North Carolina Society of the Cincinnati web site. This Society was founded on October 23, 1783, at Hillsborough, North Carolina, by officers living in this State who had served in the Continental Army during the American Revolution. It is one of fourteen constituent Societies founded in the thirteen original colonies and France. The purpose of the founders was to preserve the rights and liberties for which they had fought, to foster the union and honor of the new States, and to build a sense of fraternity between those who had served, while remaining vigilant to help any of their fellow officers who had become destitute.

In the spirit of their forefathers, the members of the North Carolina Society today seek to disseminate knowledge of the sacrifices and achievements of the heroes of that war and to preserve and perpetuate the founding principles of this country. Ten North Carolina regiments served in the Continental Line in the course of the Revolution. Many marched with Washington in New York and New Jersey, wintered at Valley Forge, and fought at Brandywine, Germantown and Monmouth Court House. Later, as the scene of conflict shifted, others fought in the south.

We are pleased to introduce you to our Society and to perhaps interest you in further exploring the history of North Carolina in the American Revolution.

Anthony Westwood Maupin