“THE MAN WHO WASN’T”

"MAN WHO WASN'T"

— SECRET OF A BUFFALO SOLDIER — William Cathay walked out of the Army Surgeon’s office in St. Louis, Missouri, sniffed the crisp fall air, and flashed a smile—relieved the secret this 22-year old recruit harbored remained safe. 

Cathay enlisted in the reorganized peacetime regular army on November 15, 1866, for a three-year tour of duty as a cook with the 38th U.S. Infantry, a segregated unit assigned to travel in […]

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