PVT 12 USCHA - CO G
Peter Bruner, 12th U. S. Colored Heavy Artillery Regiment -Company G, was born in 1845 in Winchester, Ky. His father was his slavemaster. He was separated from his mother at an early age. Worked as a tanner while a slave. He ran away many times and, of course, was beaten. He joined the Union army; served and was mustered out. He went to Oxford, Ohio because he had relatives there named Brassfield. He met Frances Procton, daughter of a free farmer (Black). They had four daughters, one of whom was my great grandmother (maternal). Peter Bruner wrote a book about his life entitled A Slave's Adventures Toward Freedom. He worked as a laborer most of his life. For a time, he was employed by Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He passed in 1938.
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