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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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