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