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Peck, William H. H.


Age: 20, credited to Burlington, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT INF, 5th VT INF, VRC
Service: enl 5/2/61, m/i 5/9/61, CPL, Co. H, 1st VT INF, m/o 8/15/61; comn 1LT, Co. E, 5th VT INF, 8/30/61 (8/30/61), wdd, Savage's Station, 6/29/62, pr Capt, Co. I, 7/24/62 (7/31/62), tr to VRC 8/10/63, m/o 9/2/67

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Birth: abt 1841, Unknown
Death: 05/28/1931

Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Altadena, CA
Marker/Plot: Poppyfields (25), Lot 2477
Gravestone photographer: Wanda/Findagrave #48618837
Findagrave Memorial #: 154568108


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 5/3/1882, OH
Portrait?: VHS Collections
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None


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William H. H. Peck

Peck, William H. H., Cleveland OH; Enlisted at Burlington, Vt., in the U. S. service as Priv. Co. H., 1st Vt.; Must. as Corp 9 May 1861, for three months; ordered to Fortress Monroe and Newport News, Va.; Mustered out 15 Aug 1861, at Rutland, Vt; re-entered the U. S. service as 1st Lieutenant Co. E., 5th Vt., 16 Sep 1861; promoted Cap. 16 Jul 1862; regiment organized at Saint Albans, Vt., and moved to Washington, D. C.; assigned to Smith's Division, Army of the Potomac; on duty in defenses at Washington until March 1862; assigned to Brook's Second Brigade, Smith's Second Division, Keys' Fourth Corps; started in the Peninsula campaign 25 mar 1862; siege of Yorktown from 5 Apr to 4 May, Lee's Mills, Williamsburg, 5 May, and assigned to Second Brigade, Second Division, Sixth Corps, at white House, 18 May; Acting Adjt. during the advance to Richmond, 5 Jun; in action at Gaines's Mills, Golding's Farm, Savage's Station, 28 and 29 Jun 1862, where he was severely wounded with a gun-shot wound through face and neck, skin wound each side of knee, and also in the head; absent at Annapolis, Md. Hospital, 4 July to Sep 1862; on recruiting service at Burlington, Vt., from Sep 1862 to Feb 1863; rejoined regiment 19 Feb 1863; present in Chancellorsville campaign, 27 Apr to 6 May; Burnett's House, 29 and 30 Apr, Marye's Heights, (Fredericksburg) 3 May, Salem Heights 3 and 4 May, Banks Ford, 4 May, Franklin's Crossing, 3 to 6 June, Gettysburg 2 to 4 July, where he was relieved from duty, and followed the regiment to Funkstown, Md., 10 Jun; tr to VRC as 1st Lieut. Aug 1863; promoted Capt 10 Dec 1863, and assigned to Co. A, 19th regiment; on Provost Marshal duty at Washington, D. C.; in defense of Washington near Fort Stevens, during Early's raid in Jul 1862; on Provost Marshal duty at Harrisburg, Philadelphia, Elmira, Rochester, and Suspension Bridge, during the threatened invasion from Canada; Asst. Inspector-Gen. on staff of Brig.-Gen. John R. Lewis, commanding Post Elmira, N. Y., in the winter of 1864-1865; Sub. Asst. Commissioner, Bureau of Freedmen and Refugees, at Greenville, Ala., on staff of Gen. Wager Swayne, Montgomery, Ala.; Resigned. 16 Oct 1867.