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PECK, OSCAR

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Peck served as second class boy on board the Varuna during attacks on Forts Jackson and St. Philip, 24 April 1862. Acting as powder boy of the after rifle, Peck served gallantly while the Varuna was repeatedly attacked and rammed and finally sunk. This was an extremely close-range action and, although badly damaged, the Varuna delivered shells abaft the Morgan's armor.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Navy Second Class Boy U.S.S. Varuna

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Civil War 1862 Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut

Citation

Peck served as second class boy on board the Varuna during attacks on Forts Jackson and St. Philip, 24 April 1862. Acting as powder boy of the after rifle, Peck served gallantly while the Varuna was repeatedly attacked and rammed and finally sunk. This was an extremely close-range action and, although badly damaged, the Varuna delivered shells abaft the Morgan's armor.