Cathay Williams

The first woman to enlist in the United States military was Cathay Williams. Williams posed as a man named "William Cathay" and served as a Buffalo Soldier in the first Black unit of the military during the Civil War.

COL. CHARLES YOUNG ~ The first African American to attain the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.    1. Colonel Charles Yong graduated from his high school in Ripley, Ohio at the top of his class at the young age of 16. After graduation, Charles became a teacher and went and taught at an all-black high school also located in Ripley. Later in his life he returned to his educator roots and taught Latin, Greek, French, Spanish and German as well as Military Science at Wilberforce University in Ohio.

8 Facts About Colonel Charles Young

Major Delaney, the only African American to attain the rank of Major during the Civil War. Must have been a bad man...

Major Martin R. Delaney, commanding officer of the US Colored Troops, was one of 149 Black American officers during the Civil War. His was the highest rank a Black American soldier would reach during the Civil War.

Mrs. Frances Clayton disguised as a male. Female soldiers of the Civil War

Women Soldiers of the Civil War - Disguised as a man, Frances Clayton served many months in Missouri artillery and cavalry units. (By courtesy of the Trustees of the Boston Public Library).

Freedom Fighter | 1865 (Close Up) | by Black History Album

Freedom Fighter ~ 1865 ~ By Black History Album African American soldier in Union uniform with a rifle and revolver posing in front of painted backdrop with American flag and artillery pieces

Cathay Williams Buffalo Soldier | Cathay Williams Marker Photo, Click for full size

Born into slavery, Cathay was liberated in 1861 and worked as a cook for the Union army during the Civil War. (A historical marker located near Deming in Luna County, New Mexico.

BUFFALO SOLDIER A studio portrait of an unidentified African American soldier posing with buffalo hide. ca. 1860-1880. Yale Collection of Western Americana, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.    http://blackhistoryalbum.tumblr.com/post/46186406306/buffalo-soldier-a-studio-portrait-of-an

BUFFALO SOLDIER A studio portrait of an unidentified African American soldier posing with buffalo hide. Yale Collection of Western Americana, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

WILLIAM HENRY WADDELL: BUFFALO SOLDIER AND LEADER AND PIONEER IN THE FIELD OF VETERINARY MEDICINE

Black ThenWilliam Henry Waddell: Buffalo Soldier and Leader and Pioneer in the Field of Veterinary Medicine

Henry Flipper Slave 1st Black African American West Point Grad Buffalo Soldier | eBay

HENRY FLIPPER Slave 1st Black African American West Point Grad BUFFALO SOLDIER

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