Peck, Charles William
Age: 20, credited to Ira, VT
Unit(s): 1st USSS
Service: enl 9/11/61, m/i 9/13/61, CPL, Co. F, 1st USSS, wdd, 4/5/62, dis/wds, 11/26/62
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Birth: 02/23/1841, Clarendon, VT
Burial: Pine Hill Cemetery, Brandon, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
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Alias?: None noted
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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3rd Great Granduncle of Charles W. Raymond, Waddington, NY
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Pine Hill Cemetery, Brandon, VT
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Dr. Charles Peck, an eminent medical practitioner of Brandon, Vermont, was born at Clarendon, Vermont, February 23, 1843, and is a descendant on both paternal and maternal side of a highly respected and influential family. He was the second don of Lewis and Harriet Peck, attended the Fairfax and Barre Academies, where he acquired an excellent literary education. Having chosen the profession of medicine for his vocation in life, he matriculated in the Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn, New York, and graduated in 1866, with a degree in medicine. He then located at Brandon, Vermont, where he engaged in a general practice of medicine and surgery, and as a result of continual study and a superior natural intellect he has achieved a wide reputation in the profession, and is classed among the foremost practitioners of Brandon, Vermont.
At the beginning of the Civil War, Dr. Peck enlisted in Company F., Berdan's Sharpshppters, and was mustered into the service of the United States at West Randolph; he participated in the battle at Fort Magruder, and on April 5, 1862, while engaged in the battle, which was fought in front of Yorktown, a ball passed through his leg, lodging on the other side, from which it was subsequently extracted. He returned home on sick leave, and while there recruited fifty for Company F., and returned to service the day after Antietam. He was with the Company on their march through Pleasant Valley to the battle of Falmouth, where he received his discharge the night before orders came to cross the river under command of General Burnside.
After he returned from the war he entered Barre Academy, and after his graduation from that institution he resumed the practice of his profession, continuing at the same up to the present time (1903) He is a prominent member of the American Medical Association, the Rutland County Medical Society, and the Vermont State Medical Society, and is the author of a number of valuable professional articles which have been presented before various societies.
Politically is a Republican, represented the town in the state legislature of 1902, and having made a study of the various questions that came before the house he was able to enter into all discussions. He also served on various committees, among them being the committee of insane, of which he was the chairman. He aided in the formation of a number of measures that tended toward good legislation, was s strong high-license advocate, being one of the so so called bolters of the Republican party at the convention in 1902 which nominated P.W. Clement as candidate for the governorship. Dr. Peck took an active part in the campaign, even consenting to become a candidate to promote his sentiments in the legislature on the license question. He has been chairman of the Board of health at Brandon, Vermont since the law was passed, taking an active interest in all its work, and introducing two bills petitioning the government to appoint a tuberculosis commission; after a large amount of energetic work he succeeded having five men appointed to perform the work. He has also taken an active interest in the schools of his town, striving to keep the standard of merit as high as possible. He has been affiliated with the Masonic fraternity for many years, holding membership in St.Paul's Lodge. 25. He is also identified with the Grand Army of the Republic , having organized the C.J. Ormsbbee Post, of which he was the second commander.
Dr. Peck was married twice. His first wife having been Mary Jackson, and his. second wife Mts. Helen McLeod. No children were born of either marriage.
Harrison J. Peck, brother of Dr. Charles W. Peck, served in Company F., Berdan's Sharpshooters and participated in the following named battles; Yorktown, Seven Oaks, Malvern Hill, second battle of Bull Run, and various engagements. He was shot in the foot at the second battle of Bull Run, and was honorably discharged from account of his wounds. At the present time (1903) he is engaged as a lawyer at Shakopee, Minnesota, where he was united in marriage to Miss Brown, a native of Minnesota, and three children have been born to them.
Hiram Carleton, Genealogical and Family History of the State of Vermont, Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, 1903), pp. 690-691.
Contributed by Deanna French.