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Flipper, Henry Ossian, 1856-1940


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    • Flipper, Henry O. (Henry Ossian), 1856-1940
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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1856-03-21
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1940-05-03
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) United States Military Academy
        • Organization: (naf) United States. Army. Cavalry, 10th
        • Organization: (naf) American Mining Company
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Banco Minero (Mexico)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Atlanta (Ga.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Birth Place

        Thomasville (Fla.)
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  • Sources

    • found: His The Colored Cadet at West Point ... 1878.
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed via The Oxford African American Studies Center online database, July 27, 2014:(Flipper, Henry Ossian; Henry O. Flipper; mining engineer, army officer; born 21 March 1856 in Thomasville, Florida, United States; during the Civil War and Reconstruction educated in American Missionary Association schools; in 1873 gained admission to Atlanta University and obtained an appointment to the U.S. Military Academy; had a brief but active military career; dismissed from the service on 30 June 1882 based on wrongful accusations; cartographer for the Banco Minero and chief engineer for several American mining concerns (1883); worked for an oil company in Venezuela (1925); in December 1976 the Department of the Army finally granted him a posthumous honorable discharge and a military reinterment; on 3 May 1977 a bust of Flipper was unveiled at West Point; died 03 May 1940 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States)
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed January 20, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database:(Flipper, Henry Ossian; mining engineer, army officer; born 21 March 1856 in Thomasville, Florida, United States; first African American to graduate from West Point (1877); second lieutenant in the all-black Tenth U.S. Cavalry; published autobiography, The Colored Cadet at West Point (1878); was an authority on Spanish and Mexican land law, represented Nogales, Arizona, in a land grant case (1891); was appointed by Justice Department as special agent in the court of private claims; published Mexico Laws, Statutes, etc. (1882); resident engineer for American mining companies (1901-1912); was assistant on the Interior Department commission tasked with operating railroads in Alaska (1921-1923); worked for oil company in Venezuela, compiling significant work, Venezuela Laws, Statutes, etc. (1925); court-martial cleared him of faulty accusations but dismissed him from the service on 30 June 1882, for the rest of his life he professed his innocence and ascribed the end of his military career to racial prejudice; posthumously he was honorably discharged and and granted military reinterment by the Department of the Army (1976); he was recognized with a bust at West Point (1977); died 03 May 1940 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States)
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    • 1982-07-15: new
    • 2016-06-13: revised
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