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  • Henry O. Flipper was an engineer who attended school at American Missionary Association, in 1873.
  • Henry graduated 50th in a class of 76 people and accepted a commission as a second lieutenant. Henry described his successful struggle against ostracism and prejudice in The Colored Cadet at West Point.
  • Since Henry was an Tenth Cavalry he served at the forts Elliott, Concho, Quitman, and Davis, Texas. 
  • Henry later constructed a road from Gainesville to Fort Sill after a troop of the Fourth United States Cavalry got drunk and deserted lieutenant assigned to do the job. Henry also installed a telegraph line from Fort Elliott to Fort Supply, Indian Territory. 
  • During Victorio's campaign of 1880 Henry fought in 2 wars at Eagle Springs.
  • Henry O. Flipper worked in Venezuela until he retired in 1931. After Henry retired he lived with his brother in a house in Atlanta.
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