Cathy Williams: From Slave to Female Buffalo Soldier

TitleCathy Williams: From Slave to Female Buffalo Soldier
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsTucker, Phillip Thomas
Number of Pages266
PublisherStackpole Books
CityMechanicsburg, PA

From her beginnings as a slave in Independence, Missouri, to her enlistment with Company A, 38th U.S. Infantry, in November 1866, this volume tells the story of the incredible life of Cathy Williams (1844-1893?). By disguising herself as a man and assuming the name William Cathay, Williams became a 'buffalo soldier,' serving in one of the six black units formed following the Civil War. Her story tells us much about prevailing attitudes toward both race and gender in post-Civil War America.

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