Henry Ossian Flipper

Henry Ossian Flipper

West Point's First Black Graduate

Book - 1996
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In 1878 Henry Ossian Flipper appeared destined for a long military career. Four years later, he was courtmartialed at Fort Davis, Texas for embezzlement of government funds and dismissed from the Army. One hundred years later, his name was cleared and the 1882 records of the court martial of the black soldier were changed to reflect an honorable discharge. Flipper's life, marked by peaks of spectacular success and high adventure, was often blemished by failure and rejection. Born to slavery on the eve of the Civil War, his remarkable life story has left its mark on our nation's history.
Publisher: Plano, Tex. : Republic of Texas Press, c1996
ISBN: 9781556225048
Branch Call Number: B FLIPPER
Characteristics: vi, 250 pages :,illustrations ;,22 cm


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