Civil War Records of George E. Peck


Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence/ Credit Occupation Notes
G 12th MVI Private; drafted* and must. July July 18, 1863 transf. to 39th Mass. Inf. June 25, 1864 Mass. (credit Acton) farmer age 21
D 39th MVI Private; June 25, 1864 transf. to V.R.C. date not shown Mass. farmer 21
G 12th VRC transf. to V.R.C. date not shown must. out July 31, 1865      

* According to the Substitute Volunteer Enlistment form included in his service record, George E. Peck served as a substitute for James L. Parker, who was drafted July 9, 1863.

MASSCW, 2:46, 4:70

Service Record (select pages from the National Archives): 5 Pages (PDF*)
Service Ledger (Town of Acton): pages 42-43 (12th MVI), 70-71 (32nd MVI?), 72-73 (39th MVI) (PDF)


Co. Regiment Date Filed Type App. No. Cert. No. State Beneficiary/Remarks
39th MVI
12th VRC
  Invalid   118 407    
March 21, 1892 Widow 544568 345950 Mass. Mary J. Peck (Waddington)

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  125 pages (PDF)

Grand Army of the Republic

Isaac Davis Post No. 138, Acton, Massachusetts (Sargent, Grand Army of the Republic: 426.)


Date November 11, 1892
Place Boston, Mass.
Age 46 years, 11 months, 1 day
Cause valve endocarditis
Burial Mt. Hope Cemetery, Acton, Mass.
Survived by  

Additional Information

George E. Peck was born c. 1844 to parents Nathaniel and Grace Peck.

George's father, Nathaniel Peck, a 55 year old laborer, died on November 6, 1853 in Acton, of consumption (Acton death record, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910,"

George Edwin Peck, age 11, is recorded in the 1855 Massachusetts State Census for Acton, in residence with his mother Grace Peck, age 46, born in England, and three other children (Lainhart, 1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Censuses for Acton: 36).

George's mother, Grace Catherine Peck, a 48 year old widow born in England, died of consumption October 28, 1855 in Topsfield, Mass. (Topsfield death record, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910,"

George E. Peck, age 16, is recorded as an inhabitant of South Acton in the 1860 federal census, in household (dwelling no. 378) with Samuel and Betsey Adams ("1860 United States Federal Census,"

George E. Peck, a married blacksmith and a resident of Boston, son of Nathaniel and Grace, died in Boston on November 11, 1892. He was buried in West Acton  (sources:  Death record; register of births, marriages and deaths, Acton, Mass., vol. 5, Microfilm copy of Vital Statistics and Records of the Town of Acton, microfilm at the Acton Memorial Library; "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910,"

Name included on the Acton Memorial Library Soldiers' Tablet, "The Men of Acton Who Fought For The Union."


See also:

Hosmer, The Town of Acton in the Civil War: 60, 71, 98.


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