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Henry O. Flipper (African-American Soldiers)

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Published by 21st Century .
Written in English


  • Children"s 9-12 - Biography / Autobiography,
  • Soldiers,
  • Flipper, Henry Ossian,,
  • Biography & Autobiography - Historical,
  • United States,
  • Juvenile Military Science,
  • Juvenile Multicultural Studies,
  • Juvenile Nonfiction,
  • Children"s Books/Ages 9-12 Biography,
  • Children: Grades 4-6,
  • Biography & Autobiography - People of Color,
  • Biography & Autobiography - Cultural Heritage,
  • Biography & Autobiography - General,
  • Flipper, Henry Ossian,
  • Non-Classifiable,
  • Army,
  • Juvenile literature,
  • 1856-1940,
  • African American soldiers,
  • Biography

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatLibrary Binding
Number of Pages80
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7931745M
ISBN 100805023518
ISBN 109780805023510

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  Enlarge Photograph of Lt. Henry O. Flipper Photo by Kennedy, ca. Center for Legislative Archives, Records of the U.S. House of Representatives National Archives and Records Administration Born into slavery in Thomasville, Georgia, on Ma , Henry Ossian Flipper was appointed to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, in   Henry O. Flipper his return to El Paso, Texas, Flipper supplied information on internal Mexican affairs to the U.S. Senate during the Mexican Revolution (). In he wrote his memoirs, which were first published posthumously in under the title Negro Frontiersman: The Western Memoirs of Henry O. Flipper. Much of what Flipper wrote after his dismissal from the Army has been collected in the anthology Black Frontiersman: The Memoirs of Henry O. Flipper, First Black Graduate of West Point (). But Flipper would probably have found his greatest satisfaction when a book he wrote in was finally published in It was the story of his life, The Negro Frontiersman: The Western Memoirs of Henry O. Flipper.

Flipper was also a writer, and among his published works was The Colored Cadet at West Point (). One of his books was released posthumously and is titled, Negro Frontiersman: The Western Memoirs of Henry O. Flipper (). Flipper died on 26th April Legacy. A petition was filed in , and the discharge was changed.   Henry Ossian Flipper was born in Thomasville, Georgia, on Ma , into slavery and spent his formative years in Georgia. Following the Civil War, he attended the American Missionary Association Schools in his home state. In Flipper was appointed to the U.S. Military Academy, and in he became the first African-American to.   During his lifetime Lt. Flipper had several books published including The Colored Cadet at West Point, Black Frontiersman: The Memoirs of Henry O. Flipper, first Black Graduate of West Point, his translation of Mexican Land Laws: New Spain and Mexico and his transalation of Venezuela’s Law on Hydrocarbons and other Combustible Minerals. WEST POINT, N.Y. -- In , Henry O. Flipper became the first African-American cadet to graduate from the U.S Military Academy. He was not the first admitted to West Point, but he was the first.

West Point Cadet Henry O. Flipper. FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN GRADUATE OF WEST POINT. On Febru President William J. Clinton posthumously pardoned Second Lieutenant Henry Ossian Flipper. The event came 59 years after his death and years after the young lieutenant had been dismissed from the United States Army. Black Frontiersman is Flipper's autobiographical account of his service with the Tenth U.S. Cavalry in Texas and Oklahoma and his years as a civilian that followed - one of only a handful of such accounts by a black American.4/5. The Colored Cadet at West Point: Autobiography of Lieutenant Henry Ossian Flipper, U. S. A., First Graduate of Color from the U. S. Military Academy (Blacks in the American West Series). Moving on, Flipper remained in the southwest, validating Spanish and Mexican land grants in the U.S. and translating the mining laws of Mexico into English. After the Spanish American War, he worked for the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. Henry Flipper retired to Atlanta and died in Reference: The World Book Encyclopedia.