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Record Group Number: 900000
Series/Collection Number: M83- 4
Creator: Peck, Albert W.
Title, Dates: Papers, 1861-1865.
Amount: 0.25 cubic ft.
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Organization/Arrangement: Arranged by record type.
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Biographical/Historical:     Albert W. Peck served as an enlisted man and officer in Company D, 17th Connecticut Infantry Regiment from 1862 to 1865.  His unit served in Virginia until 1863 and was engaged at Chancellorsville and Gettysburg, losing heavily in both battles. In August, 1863, the 17th Connecticut was transferred to South Carolina, where they engaged in raids at Johns Island.  By early 1864, the unit had been sent to Jacksonville to reinforce federal troops after their defeat at Olustee.
Summary:     The collection contains the papers of Albert W. Peck of the 17th Connecticut Infantry Regiment.  It includes a diary, which is a retrospective account of his Civil War service, written in 1906.  He writes about skirmishes in Northeast Florida, particularly those against the Confederate guerilla leader, Captain John Jackson Dickison; the towns of Jacksonville, Picolata, and St. Augustine; and details of military and civilian life during the war.  His reminiscences cover the hardships of war, lack of food, his hospital stay, and other topics of interest.
    The collection also contains original Civil War letters from Peck to family members when he was stationed in Picolata, Florida, from August, 1864 to February, 1865.  They document Peck's life as a Civil War soldier, and concern not only the action of battle but his daily routine.
    Other materials include photocopies of an article on the history of the 17th Infantry Regiment, written by Bvt. Brig. General William H. Noble, late Colonel of the 17th Connecticut Volunteers.  It recounts the regiment's involvement at Chancellorsville, Va.; Gettysburg, Pa.; Morris Island, Johns Island, and Fort Wagner, S.C.; and Welaka, Saunders, and Dunn's Lake, Fla.  It also includes a copy of the muster roll of Company D of the 17th Connecticut, listing each soldier's name, rank, residence, date of enlistment, date of muster, and remarks (e.g., promotion, discharge, death).
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Reproduction Note: Photocopies.
Location of Originals/Duplicates: Location of original diary and documents unknown.
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Subject Access Fields: Dickison, John Jackson, 1816-1902
United States. Army.  --Connecticut Infantry Regiment, 17th (1861-1865)
Chancellorsville (Va.), Battle of, 1863.
Gettysburg (Pa.), Battle of, 1863.
Reminiscences. aat
Florida History Civil War, 1861-1865
United States History Civil War, 1861-1865
Saint Augustine (Fla.)
Jackson County (Fla.)
Picolata (Fla.)
Morris Island (S.C.)
Fort Wagner (S.C.)
Welaka (Fla.)
Saunders (Fla.)
Dunn's Lake (Fla.)
Johns Island (S.C. : Island)
Jacksonville (Fla.)
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