African American Civil War Memorial
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
GLASS TREE BOOKS
Between the sheets of Black and White,
Gray and Blue divide
ever spilt the Red life force;
A shared bloodline.
(C) 2010 Denise I. Griggs