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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1877

Vol. III
p286
2690

(Born Ga.)

Henry Ossianº Flipper

(Ap'd Ga.)

50

Born Mar. 21, 1856, Thomasville, GA.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1873, to June 14, 1877, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 10th Cavalry, June 15, 1877.

Served: on leave of absence and awaiting orders, June 15, 1877, to Jan. 1, 1878; and on frontier duty at Ft. Sill, I. T., Jan. 1, 1878, to Feb. 21, 1879, — Ft. Elliott, Tex. (Scout to Staked Plain, Tex., May 17 to July 22, 1879), to Nov. 5, 1879, — Ft. Sill, I. T., to June 17, 1880, — Ft. Concho, Tex., to June 29, 1880, — Scouting, to Nov. 29, 1880, — Ft. Davis, Tex., to Aug. 10, 1881 (in arrest, to Dec. 10, 1881), — and Ft. Quitman, Tex., to June 30, 1882.

Dismissed, June 30, 1882,
for "Conduct unbecoming an Officer and a Gentleman."

Civil History. — Unknown, nothing authentic having been received.

Vol. IV
p287
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Civil History. — Civil Engineer, Nogales, Pima County, Ariz. — Chief Engineer of Altar Land & Col. Co., 1890, 1891, and 1892. — Surveying public lands, Sonora, Mexico. — Translated Mining Laws of Mexico, 1892. — Compiled and translated Spanish and Mexican Land Laws for the Department of Justice, 1895. — Member of Association of Civil Engineers of Arizona. — Special agent of the Department of Justice, 1893 to ––––

Vol. V
p265
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Civil History. — Special agent of the Department of Justice, 1893 to 1901; Resident Engineer, Balvanera Mining Company, Ocampo, Chihuahua, Mexico, 1901 to 1903; general practice of Civil and Mining Engineering, 1903 to 1905; Resident Engineer, Greeneº Gold-Silver Company, Ocampo, Chihuahua, Mexico, 1905 to –––––; member National Geographical Society and of The Southwest Society, Archaeological Institute of America; translated, Spanish to English, Civil Code, Code of Civil Procedure, Commercial Code, Code of Federal Civil Procedure and Code on Foreigners, of Mexico, and the Civil Codes and Codes of Civil Procedure of the Mexican States of Chihuahua and Sonora.

Vol. VI
p240
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Born Feb. –––––, 1856.)

Military History. —

Second Lieut., 10th Cavalry, June 15, 1877.

Dismissed, June 30, 1882,
Per G. C. M. O. No. 39, A. G. O., June 17, 1882.

Civil History. — Nothing known of him since 1905, at which time he was a mining engineer at Ocampo, Chihuahua, Mexico.

Vol. VII
p145
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History. —

Second Lieut., 10th Cavalry, June 15, 1877.

Dismissed, June 30, 1882,
Per G. C. M. O. No. 39, A. G. O., June 17, 1882.

Civil History. — Nothing known of him since 1905, at which time he was a mining engineer at Ocampo, Chihuahua, Mexico.

Vol. VIII
p54
[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Civil History: — From 1905 to 1908, Resident Engineer of the Greenº Gold-Silver Co., at Ocampo, District of Rayon, State of Chihuahua, northern Mexico; 1908 to 1912, Resident Engineer of the Sierra Mining Co., of Duluth, Minn.; 1912 to 1919, Representative of Sierra Mining Co., at El Paso, Tex.; 1919 to 1922, Interpreter and translator to the Subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations investigating Mexican Affairs growing out of the revolution; 1922 to Mar., 1923, Assistant to the Secretary of the Interior; 1923 to 1930, with Pantepec Co., a New York Oil Co. operating in the Republic of Venezuela.

Died May 3, 1940, at Atlanta, Ga.: Aged 84.

Buried, Old Magnolia Cemetery, Thomasville, GA.


Thayer's Note:

a Lt. Flipper's birth data are from the opening paragraph of his autobiography, The Colored Cadet at West Point (New York: Homer Lee & Co., 1878).


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