Charles A Flippin

BirthApril 10, 1844
DeathNov. 29, 1930
CemeteryGrand Island (Grand Island)
PostLyon (Grand Island)
Unit14th United States Colored Troops, Co E

Private Charles A Flippin

Company E, 14th United States Colored Troops

Flippin was born in Glasglow (Barren County), Kentucky on April 10, 1844. He enlisted in the 14th regiment on April 13, 1863 and served 3 years. He was discharged on April 25, 1866.

The 14th United States Colored Troops were organized at Gallatin, Tennessee between November 16, 1863 and January 8, 1864. The unit was assigned to duties in Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama during the War. It fought at the Battle of Nashville (TN) (December 15-16, 1864).

Flippin died on November 29, 1930 at the age of 86 years. He is buried in the Grand Island Cemetery in Grand Island (Hall County), Nebraska. Flippin was a member of the Lyon Post (#11) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Grand Island.

Additional research indicates some remarkable facts about Flippin. Some of them include:

Flippin was born into slavery.

He moved his family to Marion County, Kansas where he was listed as a black physician.

He studied medicine and was a graduate of the Bennett Medical Institute in Chicago.

Flippin moved to Nebraska in 1888.

Along with his brother (George), they started a hospital in Stromsburg, Nebraska.

Charles moved to Grand Island in 1910.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.