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Peck, Harrison J.


Age: 22, credited to Ira, VT
Unit(s): 1st USSS
Service: enl 9/11/61, m/i 9/13/61, CPL, Co. F, 1st USSS, wdd, 8/31/62, dis/wds, 10/26/62

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Birth: 11/23/1838, Clarendon, VT
Death: 02/12/1913

Burial: Valley Cemetery, Shakopee, MN
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Rose James
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 3/17/1902, MN; widow Ora M., 4/13/1913, MN
Portrait?: Stevens' Berdans Sharpshooters
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: H. J. and Ora Peck residents of Shakopee, Scott, MN 1875, 1880, 1900, he died Los Angeles, CA per pension.


3rd Great Granduncle of Charles W. Raymond, Waddington, NY

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Valley Cemetery, Shakopee, MN

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Von Minden G.A.R. Post #105, Jordan, MN
Harrison Peck is in the front row, far right.

Courtesy of Rose James
Scott County (MN) Historical Society


(Stevens' Berdans United States Sharpshooters
In the Civil War 1861-1865)


HON. H. J. PECK. Harrison J. Peck, was born in Clarendon, Rutland County, Vermont, on the 23d of November, 1842, and spent the early years of his life on his father's farm. He was educated at New Hampton Institute, Fairfax, Vermont. He was attending school there when he enlisted Sept. 11, 1861, in the First Regiment Berdan Sharpshooters. He attended Albany Law School, where he graduated. He came to Minnesota in 1865, and purchased the Shakopee Argus, which he published until 1866, when he sold the paper and went to Montana, where he remained until the winter of 1868, when he returned to Minnesota. Since then he has devoted his entire attention to the practice of his profession, and for years has been recognized as one of the leading lawyers of the state, and especially as a criminal lawyer. He has held the office of City Attorney, and was for eight years Mayor of the city of Shakopee. He was County Attorney of his county four years and for two terms State Senator. He is a member of the Grand Lodge of Masons of the state. In politics he is a democrat.

Source: Stevens' Berdans United States Sharpshooters In the Civil War 1861-1865


Harrison J. Peck of Ira, a veteran of the Civil war, is dead in California, where he went for his health. He enlisted in Co. F, 1st U.S. Sharpshooters, and later was in the command of Col. William Y.W. Ripley of Rutland.

Source: Barre Times, Feb. 18, 1913
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.