The silk corps flag of Maj. Gen. Godfrey Weitzel, who was named commander of the all-black XXV Corps, part of the Army of the James, in December 1864. Along with members of the other XXV units that pursued General Robert E. Lee’s forces south from Richmond the following spring, the men of the 8th USCT, including John Peck, were on hand to celebrate at Appomattox when Lee formally surrendered on April 9.  (Heritage Auctions, Dallas)

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