The New Hampshire Chapter of the Nation's Oldest Patriotic OrganizationOur mission is to promote knowledge and appreciation of the achievement of American independence and to foster fellowship among our members. Dive Into American History
The Society of the Cincinnati in the State of New Hampshire, was organized on the 13th of May 1783, by the officers of the Continental Army then in cantonment at Newburgh, on the Hudson River, Major General Baron de Steuben presided over the convention of officers at which the lnstitution of the Order was adopted.
We are a perpetual body composed of lineal descendants and other representatives of the founding officers (and certain other Line officers and honorary members) and exist for the following immutable principles:
To perpetuate among the descendants of said officers the cordial affection that existed among the founders.
To preserve inviolate those exalted rights and liberties of human nature for which the founders fought and bled and without which the high rank of a rational being is a curse instead of a blessing.
To promote and cherish among the respective states that union and national honor so essential to their happiness and future dignity.
To conduct and support educational, cultural and literary activities that promote the memory of the American Revolution and the ideals of liberty and constitutional government.