Braxton B. Peck

Braxton B. Peck (1823-1900)

Braxton B. Peck, 3rd great-grandfather of Brother Jason Fite, was born in North Carolina and moved to Missouri sometime before 1848. He was in Company M of the 6th Regiment, Provisional Enrolled Missouri Militia. We do not know the specifics of his individual contributions but we do know the activities of the 6th Regiment.

Duty at Springfield, Mo., and in the District of Southwest Missouri, operating against guerrillas. Bloomfield, Mo., January 27, 1863. Scout on Bennett's Bayou and skirmishes August 23, 1863 (Co. "H"). Operations against Shelby September 22-October 26. Scout from Houston to Jack's Fork November 4-9, 1863 (Detachment). Scouts from Houston December 9-19. Ordered from Springfield to Rolling Prairie February 6, 1864. Duty in Christian, Douglass, Wright, Dade and Stone Counties until July, 1864. Scout from Yellville to Buffalo River March 13-26. Operations in Southwest Missouri July 18-23 and August 1-28. Skirmish Polk County August 28. Operations against Price's invasion of Missouri September to November. Attached to 3rd Brigade, Cavalry Division, Dept. of Missouri. Moreau Creek October 7. Russellville October 9. California October 9. Near Booneville October 11-12. Little Blue October 21. Independence, Big Blue and State Line October 22. Big Blue and Westport October 23. Little Osage, Mine Creek and Marias des Cygnes October 25. Battle of the Marmiton (or Charlot) October 25. Newtonia October 28. Designation changed to 16th Missouri Cavalry November 1, 1864.

Source - "A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

Braxton B. Peck was granted a pension in 1896 for his service in the war and he died four years later.