Cathy Williams, Buffalo Soldier

Cathy Williams, Buffalo Soldier

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Baker & Taylor
After the Civil War, Cathy Williams, an unskilled and illiterate former slave, was determined to earn a living, and because it was illegal for women to serve in the armed forces, Cathy disguised herself as a man and joined the Buffalo Soldiers, a deception that went unnoticed for years, confirming her as the only female on record to serve in the African-American cavalry unit.

Pelican Publishing

This picture-book biography tells the story of Cathy Williams, who in 1866 disguised herself as a man in order to join the U.S. Army as a Buffalo soldier and earn good pay. No one found out, until she grew tired of army life and revealed her identity. Young readers will be fascinated by the story of this daring and courageous woman.



Baker
& Taylor

Cathy Williams, an unskilled former slave, disguised herself as a man and joined the Buffalo Soldiers, a deception that went unnoticed for years, confirming her as the only female on record to serve in the African-American cavalry unit.

Publisher: Gretna : Pelican Publishing Co., 2010
ISBN: 9781589808010
1589808010
Branch Call Number: J B WILLI SOLOM
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Lorenzetti, Doreen - Illustrator

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