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Autobiography of Lieut. Henry Ossian Flipper, U.S.A., First Graduate of Color from the U.S. Military Academy. This autobiography claims to give an accurate and impartial narrative of Henry’s four years life while a cadet at West Point, as well as a general idea of the institution there. They are almost an exact transcription of his notes taken at various times during those four years.
Henry Ossian Flipper, the eldest of five brothers, and the subject of this narrative, was born in Thomasville, Thomas County, Georgia, on the 21st day of March, 1856. He and his mother were the property (?) of Rev. Reuben H. Lucky, a Methodist minister of that place. His father, Festus Flipper, by trade a shoemaker and carriage trimmer, was owned by Ephraim G. Ponder, a successful and influential slave dealer.
- Communications, Etc
- Leading physical disqualifications
- Method of Examining Candidates for Admission into the Military Academy
- Course of Study and Books used
- Special Regulations For Barracks
- Delinquencies, Tuesday, Oct. 12
- Colored Cadets At West Point
- Cant Terms
- Benny Havens O.
- Plebe Camp
- Studies, Etc.
- Regulations For The Military Academy
- Yearling Camp
- First Class Camp
- Our Future Heroes
- Pleasures And Privileges
- Address By Professor C. O. Thompson
- Address By Major-General W. S. Hancock
- Address By Hon. G. W. McCrary
- Address By Major-General John M. Schofield
- Graduating Class of 1877
- Incident, Humor, Etc.
- While I was a Plebe
- Secrecy of Hazing
- Come Kiss Me, Love
- Graduation In The Army
- Lieutenant Flipper, The Colored Graduate Of West Point
- Mr. Blaine And The Colored Cadet
- The Colored Cadets Experience and Prospects
- News Reports about Lieutenant Flipper
- James Webster Smith At West Point
- The Colored Cadet Again
- The Dipper Difficulty
- The Injustice At West Point
- The Honor of a Cadet and Gentleman
- The Negro Cadets
- Cadet Smith’s Expulsion
- Naturally Bad
- Deficient In His Studies
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