Cathy Williams: From Slave to Buffalo Soldier

Cathy Williams From Slave to Buffalo Soldier Few Americans today black or white know about the incredible life of Cathy Williams From her beginnings as a slave in Independence Missouri to her enlistment with Company A th U S Infantry in

  • Title: Cathy Williams: From Slave to Buffalo Soldier
  • Author: Phillip Thomas Tucker
  • ISBN: 9780811703406
  • Page: 171
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Few Americans today, black or white, know about the incredible life of Cathy Williams From her beginnings as a slave in Independence, Missouri, to her enlistment with Company A, 38th U.S Infantry, in November 1866, the story of this remarkable woman deserves to finally be told By disguising herself as a man and assuming the name William Cathay, Williams became a buffalFew Americans today, black or white, know about the incredible life of Cathy Williams From her beginnings as a slave in Independence, Missouri, to her enlistment with Company A, 38th U.S Infantry, in November 1866, the story of this remarkable woman deserves to finally be told 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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    1 thought on “Cathy Williams: From Slave to Buffalo Soldier”

    1. I only read certain portions of the book that focused more on her life and her experiences as a slave, impression into service during the Civil War and some of her service as a Buffalo Soldier. The book was rather spotty on her life as the writer did not seem to have very much direct references or resources and relied on historical research of the day. The reader will receive plenty of background knowledge of the slave and soldier experience during that era.I will conduct a more thorough reading [...]

    2. I really enjoyed learning that there was an illegal female Buffalo soldier in the United states army and think this story could be made into a epic movie.It was a little too descriptive and detailed on how the women survived by sleeping with the soldiers vs. describing her accomplishments and her legacy to African American history, but overall the author shed light on a historical event no one knew existed.

    3. This book was more about the wars Cathy Williams (aka Pvt William Cathay) fought for, not about her true experience/story. There was a lot of speculation about her experience, which made it difficult to get through.

    4. Unfortunately, unlike her white sister soldiers who fought in the war and later wrote their memoirs, anyone who wanted to know about Cathy Williams' experiences had to rely on interviews conducted later in her life. I suspect because she did not have the opportunity, as a former slave, to learn to read and write. That being said, I felt the author skillfully put Cathy's war in perspective, though it is admittedly lacking her voice except in excerpts from interviews. I did have a sense of being t [...]

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