Brotherhood Preserved

Brotherhood Preserved (HM70N)

Location: Yorktown, VA 23690 York County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 12.517', W 76° 30.268'

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Colonial National Historic Park

A few weeks before his resignation as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army, December 4, 1783, Washington said farewell to his officers: "With a heart full of love and gratitude, I now take my leave of you." ? But the bond of brotherhood that flourished on the battlefield would not end here. Before the Treaty of Paris was signed the Society of the Cincinnati was formed, May 1783. Washington was elected its first president, serving until his death in 1799.

The Society is named for Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus, a Roman farmer of the 5th Century B.C., who, like Washington, was called from his fields to lead his country's army. Members today (descendants of American Revolutionary War officiers) hold fast to the Society's original purposes: to preserve the rights and liberties its founders fought for, to promote national honor and dignity, and to reinforce "cordial affection" by caring for its members and their families.
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HM NumberHM70N
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Placed ByColonial National Historic Park, National Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 7:47pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 366500 N 4119075
Decimal Degrees37.20861667, -76.50446667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 12.517', W 76° 30.268'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 12' 31.02" N, 76° 30' 16.08" W
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Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 35 Battlefield Tour Road, Yorktown VA 23690, US
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