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From: "W. Scott Smith" <>
Subject: Re: [APG] Frustrated with footnote
Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2009 21:23:30 -0400
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I'm coming into the discussion late, but the Society of the Cincinnati did
not get its name because the land that was being granted to officers was
around Cincinnati, Ohio. It is named for Roman politician and military
leader Cincinnatus, who returned to being a farmer after war. Cincinnati,
Ohio was likely also named for Cincinnatus. Many Ohio towns were given Roman
names (Capus Martius at Marietta, for example) by their founders, who were
former Continental Army officers.

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