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2nd Lt. Henry Ossian Flipper

 
 
2nd Lt. Henry Ossian Flipper Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 9, 2011
1. 2nd Lt. Henry Ossian Flipper Monument
Inscription.
Born - 21 March 1856
Thomasville, Georgia
- Early Schooling -
Private Tutors
American Missionary Association
Atlanta University
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U.S. Military Academy
01 July 1873 - 14 June 1877
4th Black to Attend
1st Black to Graduate
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Died - 26 April 1940
Gravesite - Thomasville, Georgia
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"Henry O. Flipper's legacy echoes through the actions of all African-American men and women who have worn Cadet Gray and served our nation as military officers and leaders of character."
LTG F. L. Hagenbeck,
Superintendent, USMA
30 March 2007

Military Life
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15 June 1877 - 30 Jun 1882
10th U.S. Cavalry
Commander G Troop
"Buffalo Soldier"
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Duty Stations
Ft. Sill, Oklahoma Ft. Elliott, Texas Ft. Concho, Texas Ft. Davis, Texas
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Court-Martial
17 Sept - 08 Dec 1881
Dismissed From Service (Unjustly)
30 June 1882
Honorable Discharge Approved
08 Feb 1977
Presidential Pardon Granted
19 Feb 1999
(First Presidential Pardon Granted Posthumously)

Civilian
2nd Lt. Henry Ossian Flipper Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 9, 2011
2. 2nd Lt. Henry Ossian Flipper Monument
Smith Lake in background
Life

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From Slave to Scholar
Author - Inventor
Historian
Surveyor - Engineer
Linguist
Mining & Oil Consultant
Newspaper Editor
Cartographer
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Special Agent
U.S. Justice Department
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Interpreter & Translator
Senate Foreign Relations Committee
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Assistant to the
Secretary of Interior

[Quest for Justice]
Hon. John A. T. Hull, Des Moines, Iowa.
Dear Sir:
"In coming to Congress...I ask nothing because I am a Negro, I ask only...justic...as well as the satisfaction of having righted a great wrong..."

Very truly yours,
Henry O. Flipper
23 Oct 1898
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"117 years overdue...too long to let an injustice lie uncorrected...I now offer a full pardon to Lt. Henry Ossian Flipper...This good man now has completely recovered his good name."
President William J. Clinton
19 Feb 1999

 
Erected by Fort Leavenworth.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Buffalo Soldiers marker series.
 
Location. 39° 20.795′ N, 94° 55.173′ 
2nd Lt. Henry Ossian Flipper Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 9, 2011
3. 2nd Lt. Henry Ossian Flipper Monument
W. Marker is in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, in Leavenworth County. Marker is on Grant Avenue near Smith Lake, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Monument is on the Circle of Firsts at the Buffalo Soldiers Memorial. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Leavenworth KS 66027, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. General Colin L. Powell (a few steps from this marker); BG Benjamin H. Grierson (within shouting distance of this marker); 555th Parachute Infantry Company (within shouting distance of this marker); General Roscoe Robinson Jr. (within shouting distance of this marker); The Buffalo Soldier Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); 32nd and 44th U.S. Volunteer Infantries (approx. 0.2 miles away); Captain Meriwether Lewis (approx. 0.3 miles away); Captain William Clark (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Leavenworth.
 
Also see . . .
1. Henry O. Flipper (1856-1940). (Submitted on February 25, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. 2nd Lt Henry O. Flipper. (Submitted on February 25, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Henry Ossian Flipper. (Submitted on February 25, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Lt Henry O. Flipper's Quest for Justice. (Submitted on February 25, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. African AmericansCivil RightsPatriots & PatriotismWars, US Indian
 
2nd Lt. Henry Ossian Flipper Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 9, 2011
4. 2nd Lt. Henry Ossian Flipper Monument
2nd Lt. Henry Ossian Flipper Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 9, 2011
5. 2nd Lt. Henry Ossian Flipper Monument
2nd Lt. Henry Ossian Flipper Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 9, 2011
6. 2nd Lt. Henry Ossian Flipper Monument
2nd Lt. Henry Ossian Flipper Bust image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 9, 2011
7. 2nd Lt. Henry Ossian Flipper Bust
 
 
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