Tag: The Society of the Cincinnati

Virtual Author’s Talk – George Washington, the Society of the Cincinnati, and the Origins of American Neutrality

George Washington and his cabinet issued the Neutrality Proclamation in 1793 to shield the United States from European warfare. This proclamation owed its existence to numerous sources, including Washington’s military experiences and European diplomatic precedents. A lesser known, but highly influential, inspiration came from the Society of the Cincinnati, whose French members had served alongside […]

Lunch Bite – The First Society of the Cincinnati Eagle Insignias

The first examples of the iconic Society of the Cincinnati insignia, known as the Eagle, were made in Paris in January 1784 for French members of the Society, who had served the American cause as either soldiers of their king or volunteers commissioned in the Continental forces. Popular among French officers and admired by their […]