- Posted April 5, 2011 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
History in your home: The Civil War
United States Colored Troops
- nancyt3, CNN iReport producer
This is a picture of my ggg-uncle Peter Hunt, a former slave in Mississippi (1844-1915). He was the son of a slave owner and one of his slaves, named America. Once emancipated by President Abraham Lincoln, Peter joined the United States Colored Troops of the Union Army. I also have copies of his pension paperwork. Using these, and other documents, as well as incorporating our oral family history, I was able to fairly accurately document his life in a family book - A Mulatto Slave, the Events in the Life of Peter Hunt, 1844-1915.