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James Stevens Peck
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Birth: Dec. 6, 1838
Montpelier
Washington County
Vermont, USA
Death: May 28, 1884
Loon Lake
Franklin County
New York, USA

Adjutant General of Vermont and Civil War officer. The son of William Nelson and Julia A. (Clark) Peck, he graduated from the University of Vermont in 1860 and studied law. In 1862 Peck was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in Company I, 13th Vermont Infantry, rose to regimental Adjutant, and took part in the Battle of Gettysburg. After the 13th Vermont was mustered out, Peck joined the 17th Vermont as Adjutant with rank of Major. He was commended for bravery at Wilderness, Cold Harbor, and Petersburg, and mustered out with his regiment in 1865. In 1866 Peck was admitted to the bar and established a law practice in Montpelier. From 1866 to 1880 he served as a volunteer fireman on Capitol Engine Number 57. From 1868 to 1872 he served as Assistant Secretary of the Vermont Senate, and from 1869 to 1880 Peck was Assistant United States Attorney for Vermont. Peck served as Assistant Adjutant General and Inspector General of the Vermont National Guard from 1868 to 1872. From 1872 to 1881 he served as Adjutant General. In 1881 Peck was appointed Postmaster in Montpelier, a position he held until his death. An original member of the Reunion Society of Vermont Officers, Peck was the Society's Secretary from 1866 to 1882, and President from 1882 until his death. He was also a Mason and a member of the Knights Templar. In failing health as a result of his wartime service, Peck nearly died twice from pulmonary hemorrhages before finally succumbing. 
 
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  Ellen Mary Blake Peck (1840 - 1920)*
 
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Burial:
Green Mount Cemetery
Montpelier
Washington County
Vermont, USA
 
Created by: Bill McKern
Record added: Mar 28, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13770524
James Stevens Peck
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James Stevens Peck
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James Stevens Peck
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Thank you for your service and bravery! R.I.P.
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- C.L. Panagopulos
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