Captain Peek was a veteran of the Army of Northern Virginia. He was reared in Polk County and entered the Confederate service in 1861 as Second Lieutenant of the Polk Rifles, Company D, Phillips Legion, and had his first active service in the mountains of West Virginia. Then the command was sent to Charleston and the coast, and from there, ordered back to Virginia where they arrived just after the battle of Seven Pines. Lieutenant Peek was actively engaged in all the battles of Longstreet's Corps. He was promoted to First Lieutenant and just before the surrender, he was elected Captain of his Company. Among the engagements in which he took part were--
South Mountain Sharpsburg
Spottsylvania Court House
He was wounded at Fredericksburg and was in the hospital at Richmond for awhile. At Fredericksburg, he was in command of the Regiment after Lieutenant Cook was killed. His career was marked by devotion to his country and gallant and capable discharge of all duties assigned to him.
Polk Rifles, Phillips' Legion
Polk County Confederates