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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: Lot 415

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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.

Abbreviations used in the 'Service' field of a Soldier's Record:

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
QMGen - Quartermaster General
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
Unasgd - Unassigned
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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