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Cathay Williams - Became the first and the only known female Buffalo Soldier. Enlisting in the US Regular Army 1866 at St. Louis, Missouri for a three year engagement, passing herself off as a man. She is the first African American female to enlist, and the only documented to serve in the United States Army posing as a man under the pseudonym, William Cathay.

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The last living Buffalo Soldier passed away at the age of 93, in Greenville, South Carolina. Tomie L. Gaines served from March 1943 to December 1945 with the 27th Calvary, an all-Black unit, according to the Daily Kos. Gaines is survived by his wife of 51 years, Clara. The Buffalo Soldiers included two …..

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from Black Art Depot Today

8 Facts About Cathay Williams, Female Buffalo Soldier

"Female Buffalo Soldier" by John Jones. This art print is supposed to be the legendary Cathay Williams, the only female Buffalo Soldier.

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from Civil War Saga

Who Were the Buffalo Soldiers?

The lineup of soldiers. The Buffalo soldiers were key in taming the west. They were named this by the Native Americans because of their hair.

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