The Colored Cadet at West Point. Flipper Henry Ossian.
The Colored Cadet at West Point
The Colored Cadet at West Point

The Colored Cadet at West Point

New York: Homer Lee, 19878.

First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition. Item #046628

Original green cloth, worn and rubbed, binding shaken a bit and a few signatures loosening, spine rolled, scattered mostly minor foxing and toning, marginal notes in an early hand to one page and to endpapers, rear endpaper torn at corner. With 2 tipped in portraits, lacking tissue guards. Still a good unsophisticated copy of a scarce book. 322pp

Flipper was the first African American graduate of West Point and served in distinction in the Apache Wars and the Victorio Campaign, leading the Buffalo Soldiers of the 10th Cavalry. He was subsequently accused of embezzlement and court marshaled - an unjust ruling that was reversed 59 years after his death. He volunteered for service in the Spanish American war but was rebuffed. He worked as en engineer in Mexico and for the Secretary of the Interior, retiring in 1931. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Americana; Military & Warfare. Inventory No: 046628.

Price: $1,500.00

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