TITLE

Cathay Williams: Female Buffalo Soldier

AUTHOR(S)
Harris, Barbara
PUB. DATE
January 2012
SOURCE
Jackson Advocate;1/26/2012, Vol. 74 Issue 15, p13
SOURCE TYPE
Newspaper
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on Cathay Williams, the first African-American female Buffalo soldier who have served the U.S. Regular Army in the 19th century. It says that Cathay, a women disguised as men, was 22 years old illiterate when she enlisted in the U.S. Regular Army in St. Louis, Missouri, and by occupation a cook. Moreover, on October 14, 1868, William Cathey was discharged at Fort Bayard because of a certificate of disability, which includes statement from her captain that she is feeblest.
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71424321

 

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