Major Martin, U.S.A., decorated with the Order of Cincinnatus, (painting)
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 172
Major Thomas Martin was appointed by President Washington captain in the Virginia Line in the continental war, and subsequently major in the revolutionary war by President John Adams. He served under General Washington during the seven years' war of the revolution, and received seven wounds in the various battles. At the time of his death, in 1819, he was stationed at Newport Barracks, Kentucky. He was a member of the "Order of Cincinnati," headquarters at Richmond, Va., of which General Washington was the president. The badge of the order was made of a peculiar texture of blue silk ribbon, made especially in France. It was suspended from a gold eagle from the lappel of the coat. [P. 16.]
Louisville Industrial Exposition. Catalogue of Paintings and Sculpture. With a Classification of the Natural History Department. Louisville: Published by John P. Morton and Company. 1873.