Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus

May 25, 2007

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Many of the military officers of the American Revolution patterned their service on the life of this ancient legendary Roman, Cincinnatus, of 458 BC, who left his farm at the call of his country during a war emergency. At the ending of the Revolutionary War, the Society of the Cincinnati was formed by many of these first American “citizen soldiers” with General George Washington as the society’s first president. The Ohio city of Cincinnati was named in honor of the Society by its founder who was a member of the prestigious organization.

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The image, Cincinnati – Sawyer Point: Cincinnatus Statue, is subject to copyright by wallyg. It is posted here with permission via the Flickr API by barneykin, administrator of “The Revolution flickred” pool.