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Cathy Williams: From Slave to Female Buffalo Soldier

by Tucker, Phillip Thomas
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Retail Price: $26.95 hardcover
Issue: Winter 2003
ISBN: 0811703401

This study takes a look at the oft-neglected odyssey of Cathy Williams, a former slave who enlisted in the military disguised as a male. Despite long odds she successfully served as a Buffalo Soldier, part of an all black unit that took part in protecting and clearing the Western frontier.

review of Cathy Williams: From Slave to Female Buffalo Soldier, by Tucker, Phillip Thomas, Civil War Book Review, (Winter 2003).