Lieut John Hanks Alexander

Lieut John Hanks Alexander

Birth
Helena, Phillips County, Arkansas, USA
Death
26 Mar 1894 (aged 30)
Wilberforce, Greene County, Ohio, USA
Burial
Xenia, Greene County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID
37276258 View Source

Buffalo Soldier
Indian Wars

John Hanks Alexander was born on January 6, 1864 in Helena Arkansas. He was a son of former slaves, James Milo Alexander and Frances E. (Fannie) Miller Alexander.
In 1881 attended Oberlin College in Ohio until he was appointed to the United States Military Academy in May of 1883 - He was the second African American to graduate from West Point. He was 32nd in a class of 64.
Service Record-
Ninth Cavalry at Fort Robinson, Nebraska
Fort Washakie, Wyoming Territory
Fort Duchesne, Utah Territory
In February 1894 he was detailed as a professor of military science and tactics at Wilberforce University.
Camp Alexander in Newport News, Virginia is named in his honor.

Lt. Alexander's father was also a soldier in the Indian Wars. 1871-2 he was Co. B, Min. Men, Wise Co., TX Volunteers; 1872-3 4th Sergeant, Steven's Co., Texas Frontier Rangers.

Buffalo Soldier
Indian Wars

John Hanks Alexander was born on January 6, 1864 in Helena Arkansas. He was a son of former slaves, James Milo Alexander and Frances E. (Fannie) Miller Alexander.
In 1881 attended Oberlin College in Ohio until he was appointed to the United States Military Academy in May of 1883 - He was the second African American to graduate from West Point. He was 32nd in a class of 64.
Service Record-
Ninth Cavalry at Fort Robinson, Nebraska
Fort Washakie, Wyoming Territory
Fort Duchesne, Utah Territory
In February 1894 he was detailed as a professor of military science and tactics at Wilberforce University.
Camp Alexander in Newport News, Virginia is named in his honor.

Lt. Alexander's father was also a soldier in the Indian Wars. 1871-2 he was Co. B, Min. Men, Wise Co., TX Volunteers; 1872-3 4th Sergeant, Steven's Co., Texas Frontier Rangers.


Inscription

2 D LIEUT U S ARMY USMA 1887 9 CAVALRY


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