John Peacock


BirthOct. 28, 1843
DeathDec. 29, 1924
CemeteryBurchard (Burchard)
PostButler (Burchard)
Unit148th Illinois Infantry, Company I

Private John Peacock

Company G, 137th Illinois Infantry (100 days, 1864)

Company I, 148th Illinois Infantry

Peacock was born on October 28, 1843 in Calhoun County, Illinois. He was living in Milton (Pike County), Illinois when he enlisted in the 137th Illinois Infantry on May 12, 1864. Peacock was mustered in on June 5, 1864 and served until September 24, 1864. He re-enlisted and was mustered as a member of the 148th Illinois Infantry on February 11, 1865. Peacock served 7 months and was mustered out at September 5, 1865 at Nashville, Tennessee.

The 137th Illinois Infantry was organized at Quincy (Camp Wood), Illinois for 100 days on June 5, 1864. It was assigned to guard and picket duty in the Memphis, Tennessee area. It was involved in the repulse of General Forrest’s attack on Memphis on August 21, 1864. The regiment was mustered out on September 4, 1864.

The 148th Illinois Infantry was organized at Chicago (Camp Butler), Illinois on February 21, 1865. The regiment was sent to Tennessee and performed guard duty on the Chattanooga Railroad. The regiment was mustered out on September 5, 1865.

Peacock died on December 29, 1924 at the age of 81 years. He is buried in the Burchard Cemetery in Burchard (Pawnee County), Nebraska. Peacock was the last member of the Butler Post (#172) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Burchard.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.


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