PECK, CASSIUS - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Private, Company F, 1st U.S. Sharpshooters. Place and date: Near Blackburn's Ford, Va., 19 September 1862. Entered service at: ?.

Birth:   Brookfield, Vt.

Date of issue:   12 October 1892.

Citation:   Took command of such soldiers as he could get and attacked and captured a Confederate battery of 4 guns. Also, while on a reconnaissance, overtook and captured a Confederate soldier.

This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)