Fort Davis National Hist. Site Patch - Lt. Flipper
Wear your patches with pride and show the world your love for our national parks! This colorful, sturdy patch representing Fort Davis National Historic Site features an embroidered image of a Lieutenant Henry O. Flipper.
Born into slavery at Thomasville, Georgia on March 21, 1856, Flipper became the first African American graduate of West Point. Flipper arrived at Fort Davis on November 29, 1880 and soon was assigned the duties of Acting Assistant Quartermaster and Acting Commissary of Subsistence. He temporarily served as quartermaster until the regimental headquarters of the First U. S. Infantry, with its commander Colonel William R. Shafter, arrived in March 1881.
- Official park patch approved by the National Park Service for Fort Davis National Historic Site
- Size: 3" x 3"