2nd Lt Henry Ossian Flipper - Fort Leavenworth KS
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N 39° 20.795 W 094° 55.172
15S E 334592 N 4356995
Quick Description: The memorial featuring a bust of 2nd Lt Henry O. Flipper stands proudly near the Buffalo Soldiers Monument on board Fort Leavenworth KS.
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 4/2/2013 3:49:33 PM
Waymark Code: WMGQYM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
Views: 5

Long Description:
From Travel Kansas website: (visit link)

"When visitors arrive at the entrance to Fort Leavenworth, it typically takes about 5 minutes to get a visitor's pass. The army requires photo ID, car registration and proof of insurance. They will inform you of any restrictions to where you may go on the Fort. Only US residents are permitted to tour Fort Leavenworth."

The memorial is a bronze bust of 2nd LT Henry O. Flipper placed on a hexagonal grey granite base on a paved path around Smith Lake near the Buffalo Soldiers Monument.

Text is carved into three sides of the monument:

[left panel]

[Surveyors tool]

Civilian Life

From Slave to Scholar
Author - Inventor
Surveyor -- Engineer
Mining & Oil Consultant
Newspaper Editor

Special Agent
US Justice Department

Interpreter & Translator
Senate Native Americans Committee

Assistant to the
Secretary of Interior

[center panel]

[US Military Academy Corps of Cadets insignia]

2nd Lt Henry Ossian Flipper

Born 21 March 1856
Thomasville Georgia
--Early Schooling--
Private Tutors
American Missionary Association
Atlanta University

US Military Academy
01 July 1873 - 14 Jun 1877
4th Black to attend
1st Black to graduate

Died 26 April 1940
Gravesite - Thomasville Georgia

Henry O. Flipper's legacy echoes
through the actions of all
African-American men and women
who have worn Cadet Gray and
served our nation as Military officers
and leaders of character."
LTG F. L. Hagenbeck
Superintendent, USMA
30 March 2007

[right panel]

[crossed sabers with 10th R G G]

Military Life

15 June 1877 - 30 June 1882
10th US Cavalry
Commander G Troop
"Buffalo Soldier"

Duty Stations
Ft. Sill Oklahoma
Ft. Elliott Texas
Ft. Concho Texas
Ft. Davis Texas

17 Sept - 08 Dec 1881

Dismissed from service (unjustly)
30 Jun 1882

Honorable discharge approved
08 Feb 1977

Presidential Pardon granted
19 Feb 1999

(First Presidential pardon
granted posthumously)
Website pertaining to the memorial: [Web Link]

List if there are any visiting hours:
24/7/365 unless the base is closed

Entrance fees (if it applies): 0

Type of memorial: Monument

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