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Peck, James Stevens


Age: 23, credited to Montpelier, VT

Unit(s): 13th VT INF, 17th VT INF

Service: comn 2LT, Co. I, 13th VT INF, 9/23/62 (10/4/62), pr Adjutant 1/22/63 (2/2/63), m/o 7/21/63; enl 12/23/63, m/i 3/3/64, Pvt Co. C, 17th VT INF, comn Adjutant 4/12/64 (7/14/64), comn MAJ 7/10/65 (7/20/65), m/o 7/14/65 as Adjutant

   See Legend below for expansion of abbreviations


Birth: 12/06/1838, Montpelier, VT

Death: 05/28/1884

Burial: Green Mount Cemetery, Montpelier, VT


Remarks: 13th Vt. History off-site

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Pension?: Yes

Photograph: VHS off-site

Gravestone Findagrave Memorial #: 13770524

Cenotaph Findagrave Memorial #: 0

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Marker/Plot: Not recorded

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Green Mount Cemetery, Montpelier, VT

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James S. Peck

James Stevens Peck

Was a native of Montpelier, Vt. His parents were William Nelson and Julia (Clark) Peck. His birth was on the 6th December 1838. His earlier education was gained at the Washington county grammar school and at Fort Edward, N. Y. In 1862 he enlisted in the 13th regiment Vermont volunteers and was elected lieutenant of Co. I., and later was made adjutant. At the battle of Gettysburgh he distinguished himself by his coolness and efficiency. Returning with his regiment in 1863, he re-enlisted in the fall of that year in the 17th Vermont volunteers, was appointed adjutant of the regiment, served with distinction throughout its career, and came home as brevet-major at the close of the war. He read law with Peck & Colby of Montpelier, and was admitted to the bar of Washington county in 1866. In 1868 he was appointed assistant adjutant and inspector general of the state, and in 1871 became adjutant and inspector general. This office he held with credit for ten years. In 1881 he resigned the office, having been appointed postmaster at Montpelier, which position he held at the time of his death.

Mr. Peck was one of the original members of the Reunion Society of Vermont Officers, and for seventeen years was secretary of the society. He was also assistant secretary of the state senate 1868-72, and for some years assistant U. S. district attorney.

He married 4 March 1869 Mary E. Blake of Montpelier. He died at Loon Lake, N. Y., 28 May 1884 at the age of forty-five years. The Burlington Free Press says of him: "General Peck was a brave soldier, an honorable and courteous gentleman, a capable and honest official, a genial companion and a staunch friend."

Source: University of Vermont Obituary Record, Compiled by a Committee of the Associate Alumni, No. 1, Burlingtom, 1895, pages 123-124.

Legend: 1C - 1st Class; 1SGT - First Sergeant; 1LT - First Lieutenant; 2C - 2nd Class; 2LT - Second Lieutenant; 3C - 3rd Class; A.C. - Army Corps; AG - Adjutant General; AAG - Assistant Adjutant General; AAAG - Acting Assistant Adjutant General; AACS - Acting Assistant Commissary of Subsistence; AAQM - Acting Assistant Quartermaster; ACT - Acting; ADC - Aide-de-Camp; AIG - Assistant Inspector General; A&IG - Adjutant & Inspector General; AoP - Army of the Potomac; A.P.M. - Additional Paymaster; AQM - Assistant Quartermaster; ARTIF - Artificer; ASURG - Assistant Surgeon; AWOL - Awary Without Official Leave; BGen - Brigadier General; BGLR - Bugler; BNDMSTR - Bandmaster; BTRY - Battery; Bvt - brevet; enl - enlisted; CH BGLR - Chief Bugler; CMSR - Compiled Military Service Record; CS - Commissary of Subsistence; com - commissioned; CPL - Corporal; CPT - Captain; cred. - credited to; CS - Commissary of Subsistence; CSSGT - Commissary Sergeant; CSA - Confederate States Army; d/dis - died of disease; d/prison - died in prison*; d/svc - died in service (cause unknown); d/wds - died of wounds; dis/dsb - discharged for disability; dis/dishon - dishonorable discharge; DRMMAJ - Drum Major; DRMR - Drummer; dsrtd - deserted; ENG - Engineer; FFR - Fifer; FMAJ - Fife Major; FN - Fireman; GCM - general court martial; gsw - gunshot wound; Hosp. - Hospital; Hosp. Stwrd - Hospital Steward; IG - Inspector General, INF - Infantry; kia - killed in action; LARTY - Light Artillery; LNDS - Landsman; MGen - Major General; m/i - mustered in; m/o - mustered out; MSCN - Musician; mwia - mortally wounded in action; n.d. - no date; nfr - no further record; P.M. - Paymaster; pow - taken prisoner; pr - promoted; PRIN MSCN - Principle Musician; prld - paroled; QM - Quartermaster; QMSGT - Quartermaster Sergeant; RCM - Regimental Court Martial; RCRT - Recruit; red - reduced (demoted); Regtl - Regimental; resgd - resigned; RQM - Regimental Quartermaster; SDLR - Saddler; SGTMJR - Sergeant Major; SOWD - Special Order, War Department; SURG - Surgeon; SVC - Service; tr to/from - transferred to/from; USA - US Army; USCA - US Colored Artillery; USCI - US Colored Infantry; USSS - US Sharpshooters; USV - US Volunteers; VHAC - Vermont Heavy Artillery Company; VRC - Veterans Reserve Corps; VVC - Vermont Volunteer Cavalry; VVI - Vermont Volunteer Infantry; WGNR - Wagoner; wdd - wounded
* NOTE: d/prison may include those who died on parole as a result of imprisonment

Source of roster information: basic information on enlistments, promotions, casualties, etc. comes from the 1892 "Revised Roster of Vermont Volunteers," and additional information from a variety of sources, including cemetery, pension, census and other records as well as obituaries and published biographies of individuals, when available.


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