Peck, John J. (John James), 1821-1878

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Major General of Volunteers for the Union Army, 1862-1864.

From the description of [Civil War telegrams], 1863. (Hamilton College). WorldCat record id: 75631222

John James Peck was born in New York State from whence he received an appointment to West Point Military Academy and subsequently graduated eighth in a class of thirty-nine on 1 July 1839. His military career was as follows: Breveted 2nd Lieutenant, 2nd Artillery on 1 July 1843; 2nd Lieutenant, 16 April 1846; 1st Lieutenant, 3 March 1847; Breveted Captain, 20 August 1847 for gallant and meritorious conduct in the battles of Contreras and Churubusco, Mexico; Major, 8 September 1847 for gallant and meritorious conduct in the battle of Molino del Rey, Mexico; Resigned his commission, 31 March 1853; Brigadier General of volunteers, 9 August 1861; Major General of volunteers, 4 July 1862; Honorably mustered out of service, 24 August 1865. Peck died in Syracuse, New York on 21 April 1878.

From the guide to the John J. Peck Papers, 1851-1852, (Museum of New Mexico. Fray Angélico Chávez History Library.)

United States Major General John Peck served in the Department of Virginia and North Carolina during the Civil War. He participated the defense of Washington and the Peninsular Campaign (1862).

From the description of John James Peck letter, 1865 July 17. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 256810696

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Smith, Samuel Francis, 1808-1895. Samuel Francis Smith papers, 1835-1957. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Philip Case Lockwood memorial collection of Civil War portraits and autographs, 1862-ca. 1886. Houghton Library
referencedIn Howard, James H., 1844-. Letters of James H. Howard, 1862 August - 1865 March 26, 1913. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Morris, William Hopkins, 1827-1900. Morris family papers. United States Military Academy, USMA Library
creatorOf Peck, John James, 1821-1878. Papers. United States Military Academy, USMA Library
creatorOf Peck, John. Lodge membership record and John Peck account book, 1853-1872. Connecticut Historical Society
creatorOf Oliver, Ed,. Oral history interviews, 1972. Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History, Maine Folklife Center
referencedIn Nims, Asa. Arrest warrant, 1820. New York State Historical Documents
referencedIn Sage, Gardner A. [Map of the area later bounded by 3rd Street, the Bowery, Houston Street and Carmine Street, Manhattan, New York (N.Y.)]. New-York Historical Society Library
referencedIn MacClenny, W. E. (Wilbur Earnest), b. 1875. Papers of Wilbur Earnest MacClenny [manuscript], 1789-1949 bulk 1900-1949. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Sage, Gardner A. [Map of the area later bounded by 3rd Street, Mercer Street, Bleecker Street and Wooster Street, Manhattan, New York (N.Y.)] / G.A. Sage. New-York Historical Society
creatorOf Seabury, Thomas Shepard, 1829-1880. Papers, 1862-1863. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Howell, Joshua Blackwood, 1806-1864. Papers, ca. 1820-1890. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Lincoln, Robert Todd, 1843-1926. Robert Todd Lincoln papers, 1859-1865. Minnesota Historical Society Library
creatorOf Seabury, Thomas Shepard, 1829-1880. Papers of Thomas Shepard Seabury [manuscript], 1862-1863. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Peck, John J. (John James), 1821-1878. [Civil War telegrams], 1863. Hamilton College, Daniel Burke Library
referencedIn Soederquist, Oscar. Map of Suffolk showing defences made by Majr. Genl. J.J. Peck / surveyed and drawn by Oscar Soederquist Lt. 99th Regt. N.Y. Vol. ; copied by F.B. Ladd. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
creatorOf Peck, John James, 1821-1878. John James Peck letter, 1865 July 17. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part III: The Civil War: The Union, 1804-1915. Houghton Library
referencedIn Adams, Frank. Frank Adams letters, 1863-1927. Vermont Historical Society
referencedIn Lasher, Robert J. Robert J. Lasher collection of John J. Peck papers, 1851-1852. Museum of New Mexico Library
referencedIn Peck family. Business papers, 1897-1912. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf John J. Peck Papers, 1851-1852 Museum of New Mexico. Fray Angélico Chávez History Library.
creatorOf Peck, John James, 1821-1878. Letter, 1868, Syracuse, N.Y., to Horatio Seymour, Utica, N.Y. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Photographic Portrait File The Huntington Library
creatorOf Lee, Samuel Phillips, 1812-1897. Samuel Phillips Lee telegram drafts to Generals Peck and Butler [manuscript], 1863 April 14 and December 4. University of Virginia. Library
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associatedWith Adams, Frank. person
associatedWith Calhoun, John S. person
associatedWith Dearborn, Frederick M. (Frederick Myers), b. 1876 person
associatedWith Howard, James H., 1844- person
associatedWith Howell, Joshua Blackwood, 1806-1864. person
associatedWith Kendrick, Henry Lane, 1812-1891 person
associatedWith Lasher, Robert J. person
associatedWith Lee, Samuel Phillips, 1812-1897. person
associatedWith Lincoln, Robert Todd, 1843-1926. person
associatedWith Lockwood, Philip Case, 1844-1897 person
associatedWith MacClenny, W. E. (Wilbur Earnest), b. 1875. person
associatedWith Morris, William Hopkins, 1827-1900. person
associatedWith Nims, Asa. person
associatedWith Oliver, Ed, person
associatedWith Peck family. family
associatedWith Sage, Gardner A. person
associatedWith Seabury, Thomas Shepard, 1829-1880. person
associatedWith Seymour, Horatio, 1810-1886, person
associatedWith Smith, Samuel Francis, 1808-1895. person
associatedWith Snow, William Parker, 1817-1895. person
associatedWith Soederquist, Oscar. person
associatedWith United States. Army corporateBody
associatedWith Weightman, Richard Hanson, 1818-1861 person
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United States
United States
United States
Suffolk (Va.)
Suffolk (Va.)
Navajo Indians--Treaties
Canyon de Chelly, Treaty of, 1849
Elections--19th century
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)--Public opinion
Bounties, Military


Birth 1821-01-04

Death 1878-04-21



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