• Col. Charles Young / Youngsholm / Buffalo Soldiers in Cuba

    Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers

    National Monument Ohio

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Henry Flipper & John Alexander

Charles Young was the third African-American to graduate from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1889. The first, Henry Ossian Flipper, graduated in 1877. The second, John Hanks Alexander, graduated in 1887. Alexander and Young would wind up roommates at West Point for three years up until Alexander graduated and began his military career.