Peck, William H.

From Helderberg Hilltowns of Albany County, NY


William was born circa 1826 in Westerlo, a son of Moses Peck (B.1794) in Connecticut and and Sally/Sarah _________ born circa 1794 in Greenbush, NY.


He was a Farmer

Marriage & Children

On February 2, 1846, William married Mary Ann Gould (b. 1819, Westerlo), daughter of Daniel Gould and Sarah/Sally _______. They had the following children:

Military Service

Enlistment Date: 19 Aug 1862
Enlistment Place: Broadalbin, NY[1]
Enlistment Rank: Private[1]
State Served: New York[1]
Regiment: 115th Infantry[1]
Company: Company K[1]
Captured on: 15 Sept 1862[1]
Captured at: Harpers Ferry, VA[1]
Captured: 15 Sept 1862[1]
Paroled on: 16 Sept 1862[1] 20 Sept 1862
Wounded in Action on: 20 Feb 1864[1]
Wounded at: Olustee, FL[1]
Muster Out Date: 17 June 1865[1]
Muster Out Place: Raleigh, NC[1]
Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 36 to serve 3 years.[1]

Born in Westerlo, Age 36, Farmer, Blue eyes, Black hair, Light complexion, 5'10" tall.[2]

Sources Used: Dawn Pratt, descendant.; Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York.


William's death is unknown but from his Civil War records it gives his death between 1890-1900 somewhere in the South. William was a traveler never stayed in one place for long. George Peck heard from his brother-in-law that he had received a letter abt. 1892 that said William died working on a boat in the South.[3]

William Peck appears on the 1890 Veterans Schedule for Johnstown, Fulton County, NY without remarks other than his address and his service information.

His widow received her pension based on his service on April 2, 1896[4]

Additional Media


  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York
  2. NY Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, Military databases
  3. Dawn Pratt
  4. Civil War Pension Records @