War Between the States

War Date Document Signed

(1821-78) Graduated in the West Point class of 1843 and served with great distinction in the Mexican War earning the brevets of captain and major. On Aug. 9, 1861, President Lincoln appointed him a brigadier general of volunteers and in the course of the Peninsular campaign he commanded the 2nd Division of Keyes's 4th Corps. On July 25, 1862, he was promoted to major general and commanded all the Union troops in Virginia south of the James River. The following spring, while commanding at Suffolk, Peck rendered his finest service of the war by beating off the Confederate divisions of Generals' John Bell Hood and George E. Pickett, who were under the command of General James Longstreet. He was seriously injured in this encounter. On July 5, 1864, Peck was assigned to the command of the Canadian frontier in the Department of the East.

War Date Document Signed: 25 1/2 x 8 1/4, imprinted form, filled out in ink. Consolidated Morning Report of Brigade at Camp Tennallytown, D.C., Commanded by Brig. Genl. John J. Peck. Nov. 19, 1861. Lists the General Staff which includes, Col. J.F. Ballier, 21st Penn. Regt., Col. T.A. Rowley, 15th Penn. Inf., Col. J.L. Riker, 62nd New York Regt., Col. R. De Trobriand, 55th New York Regt. Also itemizes the strength of the brigade. [Rowley and De Trobriand would both become Union Generals during the Civil War]. Signed, John J. Peck, Brig. Genl., Commanding. Small ink smear. The document is in very nice condition.

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