African American Civil War Memorial

​Washington, D.C.

2012  Denise I. Griggs 

Accompanied by Civil War re-enactors

1st visit to view Peter Hunt's name on the memorial 

Peter Hunt's name on Civil War Memorial Wall

6th Heavy Artillery, Union Army U.S. Colored Troops


Organized from 2nd Mississippi Heavy Artillery (African Descent). Designated 5th Heavy Artillery March 11, 1864 and 6th Heavy Artillery April 26, 1864. Attached to Post of Natchez, Miss., District of Vicksburg, Miss., Dept. of Tennessee, and Dept. of Mississippi to February 1865. Post of Natchez, Dept. of Mississippi, to April 1865. Dept. of the Gulf to May 1866.

SERVICE.--Duty at Natchez, Miss., and Vidalia, La., until May 1866. Skirmish near Vidalia, La., July 22, 1864. Attack on Steamer "Clara Bell', July 24, 1864 (4 Cos.). Expedition from Natchez to Gillespie's Plantation, La., August 4-6, 1864. Concordia Bayou August 5. Expedition from Natchez to Buck's Ferry and skirmish September 19-22, 1864. Expedition from Natchez to Waterproof and Sicily Island September 26-30, 1864. Expedition from Natchez to Homochitto River October 5-8, 1864. Expedition from Vidalia to York Plantation, La., October 26-27, 1864. Skirmish at Black River October 31 and November 1, 1864. 

Peter Hunt Enlistment Card 1864

Civil War Pension Jacket for Peter Hunt

Sgt., Co. L, 6th Heavy Artillery, U.S. Colored Troops

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UNCIVIL WAR​S


  Between the sheets  of Black and White, 

Gray and Blue divide

ever spilt the Red life force; 

The truth? 

A shared bloodline.  

(C) 2010 Denise I. Griggs