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Preface to the Paperback Edition v
Chapter 1 A Young Slave Named Cathy Williams 1
Chapter 2 The Civil War Descends upon the Land 30
Chapter 3 New Challenge in the Eastern Theater 59
Chapter 4 Triumph of the Spirit: First Female Buffalo Soldier 66
Chapter 5 A Distinguished Legacy Perpetuated 80
Chapter 6 The Buffalo Soldiers 89
Chapter 7 Racial Clash at Fort Cummings 141
Chapter 8 Winter Campaign against the Apache 156
Chapter 9 Final Service in the Southwest 171
Chapter 10 On Her Own Once Again 184
Appendix "Cathy Williams' Story" as published in the January 2, 1876 St. Louis Daily Times 222
Posted January 28, 2015
This book had very little to offer regarding Cathy Williams. It was essentially written surrounding a newspaper article. It begins with a lesson in the life of a slave, making sure to include the fashionable shot at the founding fathers for having owned slaves. A substantial portion is giving numerous examples of "what she may have been thinking." Further there are some inaccuracies regarding forced servitude within the Union army. Getting past all that, there is some interesting history of the unit that she joined after the Civil War.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 4, 2014
Very Good Book That Tells a Very Important Story.
A fascinating look at the life of the first female buffalo soldier in American history.
Cathy Williams serves as an inspiring and very positive example for young American women today. She is a true pioneer for all American
women in today's Armed Forces of America. This is an inspirational story that is highly recommended.