History of the Buffalo Soldiers

 

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Cathay Williams

Cathay Williams

On the 15th day of November 1866, she enlisted in the United States Army at St. Louis, in the Thirty Eighth United States Infantry, Company A, Capt. Charles E. Clarke commanding, as William Cathay.

Meet Cathay Williams, the first documented African American female to enlist in the Army as a Buffalo Soldier, even though U.S. Army regulations forbade the enlistment of women.

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Our Members

Smoke, President

Smoke, President

Robert “Smoke” Howard, Full Member
Ras Iron Lion, Vice President

Ras Iron Lion, Vice President

Al “Ras Iron Lion”¬†McLaughlin, Full Member
Quiet Storm –  Secretary

Quiet Storm – Secretary

Emma “Quiet Storm” Watson, Full Member
Wild Thing – Treasurer

Wild Thing – Treasurer

Willie “Wild Thing” Price, Full Member