The Society Of the Cincinnati in The State of Connecticut

The Capture of the Hessians at Trenton, December 26, 1776-1828. Left: Jonathan Trumbull Jr. (1740-1809) - Speaker of the Us House of Representatives. Right: Jonathan Trumbull Sr. (1710-1785) - Governor of Connecticut
The Battle of Bunker's Hill, June 17, 1775. Right: William Hull (1753-1825) - Lieutenant-Colonel in the Continental Army
The Resignation of General Washington, December 23, 1783. Left: Thomas Y. Seymour (1757-1811) - Lieutenant in the 2nd Continental Regiment of the Dragoons
The Death of General Mercer at the Battle of Princeton, January 1777
  • "I shall make it the most agreeable part of my duty to study merit, and reward the brave and deserving."

    "Remember that it is the actions, and not the commission, that make the officer, and that there is more expected from him, than the title."

    Address to the Officers of the Virginia Regiment, Jan. 8, 1756
  • Upcoming Events


    Special Event

    Pre-order Biographies of Original Members and Qualifying Officers – Society of the Cincinnati in the State of Connecticut

    This book contains 715 fully cited genealogical and biographical sketches of all qualified propositi of the Society Of the Cincinnati in the State of Connecticut, including Capt. Nathan Hale, Gen. Jedediah Huntington, Gen. Samuel Holden Parsons, Gen. Israel Putnam Sr., Maj. Benjamin Tallmadge, and Gen. David Wooster. It includes all Original Members and all who qualify under some other basis of the original or amended Institution.  Edited by our very own J. Michael Phelps.

    Pre-order by June 10th.


    Annual Membership Meeting

    The Annual Membership Meeting will be held Saturday, June 24th, 2023.  We will conduct our meeting in the Senate Chambers of the State Capitol!  The meeting will be followed by a luncheon at the Hartford Golf Club, West Hartford, Connecticut.

    Members, please register by accessing the Eventbrite registration site.

    Rochambeau Day

    The First Company, Governor’s Foot Guard is going to hold its annual Rochambeau Day activities in Hartford on Saturday, September 23, 2023.  This commemorates 1) the first meeting between Gen. Washington and Gen. de Rochambeau, which took place in Hartford in September 1780 and which is when they began to formulate the plans leading to Yorktown and 2) French-American friendship.  The First Company, Governor’s Foot Guard escorted Gen. Washington at that meeting.  Members are encourage to attend.

    November Standing Committee Meeting

    The Standing Committee will meet Saturday, November 11, 2023.  The meeting will be held at the Union League Cafe, New Haven, Connecticut.


    Winter Membership & Standing Committee Meetings

    The Winter Membership Meeting and Standing Committee meetings will be held Monday, February 19th, 2024.  Venue to be determined.

    Anderson House Weekend

    The Connecticut Society will meet at Anderson House, April 5th – 7th, 2024.  More details will be shared as this event is planned.