top of page

The First Woman to Serve in The US Army

Updated: Mar 7

Earlier today I posted a blog about the first woman to enlist in the United States Armed Forces. While that is a true fact, there was actually one woman who joined the US Army before her whose story I would also like to share.

 

"Her name was Private Cathay Williams and she was the only woman to serve in the US Army as a Buffalo Soldier. She enlisted under the false name of "William Cathay" on November 15, 1866, passing herself off as a man.

 

Williams was assigned to the 38th U.S. Infantry Regiment after she passed the cursory medical examination. Though this exam should have outed her as a woman, the Army did not require full medical exams at this time." - National Parks Service


For her complete biography please click on the following link.



While on my website, please click "eBooks" to read my latest publications.




65 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Comments


bottom of page