Members of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War salute the gravesite of Sgt, Cornelius Peck at the Old Sacramento Cemetery in Sacramento on Friday. Peck, a black Civil War veteran who resettled in Sacramento, was honored at his humble gravesite in the old Sacramento Cemetery on Broadway exactly 150 years after the last slaves were finally freed on June 19th, 1865.
Members of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War salute the gravesite of Sgt, Cornelius Peck at the Old Sacramento Cemetery in Sacramento on Friday. Peck, a black Civil War veteran who resettled in Sacramento, was honored at his humble gravesite in the old Sacramento Cemetery on Broadway exactly 150 years after the last slaves were finally freed on June 19th, 1865. Randall Benton rbenton@sacbee.com
Members of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War salute the gravesite of Sgt, Cornelius Peck at the Old Sacramento Cemetery in Sacramento on Friday. Peck, a black Civil War veteran who resettled in Sacramento, was honored at his humble gravesite in the old Sacramento Cemetery on Broadway exactly 150 years after the last slaves were finally freed on June 19th, 1865. Randall Benton rbenton@sacbee.com

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