Daughters of the Cincinnati
The Daughters of the Cincinnati is an historical, hereditary lineage organization founded in 1894 by women whose ancestors were officers in George Washington’s army and navy during the Revolutionary War. Original members of the Society of the Cincinnati were American and French officers of the Continental Army who had served three years, or until the end of the Revolution.
They banded together to continue friendships made during the war, to aid the more unfortunate among them, and to assist the families of fallen comrades. Each member contributed one month’s pay towards these purposes. Today the Daughters of the Cincinnati honor the contributions of their officer ancestors by giving college scholarships to the daughters of today’s career military officers.