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November 15, 1866

Cathay Williams disguised her gender and enlisted as William Cathey, serving in Company A of the 38th Infantry, a newly-formed all-black U.S. Army Regiment, one of its earliest recruits (via BlackPast)

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Photo Credit: Cathay Williams Smithsonian NMAAHC
Photo Credit: Cathay Williams

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