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8 Interesting Facts About Cathay Williams, the Only Black Woman Enlisted as a Buffalo Soldier

black women in combat, buffalo soldiers, Captain Charles Clarke, cathay williams, civil war, Company A of the 38th U.S. Infantry, Her Side, List, Molly Pitcher and Deborah Sampson, william cathay -

8 Interesting Facts About Cathay Williams, the Only Black Woman Enlisted as a Buffalo Soldier

The First

On November 15, 1866, Cathay Williams became the first African-American female to enlist and serve in the United States Army. She went by the name “William Cathay” as it shows on the application above.

 

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Born into Slavery

Cathay Williams was born in Independence, Mo. in September of 1842. Her mother was a “slave” and her father was a “free man of color.” She fled her master’s plantation in Jefferson City in 1861, seeking the protection of the Union troops occupying the city.


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