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Federal (USV)


John W. Peck

Home State: Rhode Island

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th Rhode Island Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted on 9 September 1861 in Company B, 4th Rhode Island Infantry in Providence.

On the Campaign

Lt Colonel Curtis cited Private Peck and others in his Report:

... who rallied, after the regiment was broken, on the left of the Fifty-first Pennsylvania, and continued fighting until all their ammunition was gone, when I ordered them to recross the river to regain the regiment.

The rest of the War

He was discharged from the 4th Rhode Island to enlist in Company L, 3rd US Artillery at Pleasant Valley, MD on 24 October 1862. He was appointed Sergeant, date not given. He reenlisted on 31 March 1864.

After the War

He was discharged at Fort Sullivan, ME on 31 March 1867.

References & notes

Basic information from Dyer1.


1   Dyer, Elisha, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations for the Year 1865 (corrected), 2 Volumes, Providence: E.L. Freeman & Son, 1893, Vol. 1, pp. 300, 675  [AotW citation 14130]