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John J. Peck Papers

Identifier: AC 128-P


  • 1851-1852

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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.


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Fray Angélico Chávez History Library
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