Episode 6 – William Henry Singleton

William Henry Singleton

William Henry Singleton

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William Henry Singleton was born a slave in New Bern, North Carolina.  He organized and drilled men for service, who became the 35th Regiment, United States Colored Troops, during the Civil War.  Listen to his amazing story of determination.

 

Episode 5 – Cathay Williams

Cathay Williams Female Buffalo Soldier

 

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Private William Cathay joined the famed Buffalo Soldiers in 1866.  This would be a typical enlistment of the period, except William was really Cathay, a woman!  She joined the U.S. Army 62 years before women were allowed to serve.  Listen to the amazing story of William Cathay, the first female Buffalo Soldier.