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Peck, Cassius


Age: 20, credited to Brookfield, VT
Unit(s): 1st USSS
Service: enl 9/11/61, m/i 9/11/61, PVT, Co. F, 1st USSS, pr CPL 12/1/62, pr SGT 5/1/63, m/o 9/12/64 (Medal of Honor)

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Birth: 03/03/1842, Brookfield, VT
Death: 07/12/1913

Burial: New Cemetery, Brookfield, VT
Marker/Plot: Section 2, Lot 7
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Joe Schenkman
Findagrave Memorial #: 22724


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 2/10/1890, VT
Portrait?: Findagrave
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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New Cemetery, Brookfield, VT

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This soldier was awarded the Medal of Honor

Cassius Peck

Rank and Organization: Private, Co. F, 1st U.S. Sharpshooters.
Place and date: Near Blackburn's Ford, VA, 19 Sep 1862.
Entered service at: Brookfield.
Born: 3 Mar 1842, Brookfield.
Died: 12 Jul 1913.
Buried: New Cemetery, Brookfield, VT
Date of Issue: 12 Oct 1892.
Citation: Took command of such soldiers as he could get and attacked and captured a Confederate battery of 4 guns. Also, while on a reconnaissance, overtook and captured a Confederate soldier.


Courtesy of Carleton Book

PECK, Cassius, Burlington. Farmer. Born Brookfield, March 3, 1842; son of Reuben and Hannah G. (Edson) Peck. Educated in the public schools, Newbury Seminary, and West Randolph Academy. In 1868 married Luna Arnold Sprague of Brookfield; she died 1901; they had eleven children, those living being Jennie May (Mrs. A. M. Flint) Thomaston, Conn.; Cassius Reuben of Marshfield, Ore.; Marcus R., Seattle, Wash.; Mildred S., Burlington; Arthur K., Marshfield, Ore.; Bessie F., Burlington; those deceased, Mary Aurelia, Luna Almedia, Marshall Knowlton, Florence and Edith Hannah; in 1905 he married Alice M. Gaylord of Brookfield. After the war Mr. Peck spent one and one-half years in the West; returning, settled on the home farm in Brookfield, remaining until 1897, when he removed to Burington as superintendent of the experiment farm and of the buildings and grounds of the State Agricultural College, which office he still holds [1912]. Enlisted Sept. 12, 1861, as private in Co. F, 1st U. S. (Berdan) Sharpshooters, serving three yers; promoted to sergeant; mustered out Sept. 12, 1864. Received medal of honor by order of act of Congress for bravery (Sept. 19, 1862) for crossing the Potomac and charging Confederate battery. Is a Republican; represented Brookfield in the Legislature 1882 and 1886; senator from Orange County 1896. A Congregationalist, Member of Mystic Star Lodge No. 97, F. & A. M.; Henry F. Freeman Post No. 98, GAR; and Algonquin Club of Burlington.

Source: Prentiss C. Dodge, Encyclopedia Vermont Biography, (Ullery Publishing Company, Burlington, Vt., 1912), p. 284.

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NARA File Number: R&P 340943.