Excerpt from The Agromeck, 1913, Vol. 2
Captain Peace was born at Oxford, North Carolina, September 21, 1875. After preparatory training at Horner Military School, Oxford, he entered the University of North Carolina with the Class of 1898. Here he attained Cum laude, but did not graduate, leaving to enter United States Military Academy, West Point, where he graduated in 1901. Immediately commissioned Second Lieutenant of Artillery he was raised to the rank of First Lieutenant in 1905, and of Captain in 1909.
Captain Peace's principal service has been with the Fifth and Fourteenth Companies of Coast Artillery, on Tybee Island, Georgia, in defense of the Savan nah River; with the Sixteenth Company, in defense of Port Royal, South Caro lina; with the One Hundred and Fifth Company, in defense of San Francisco Harbor; with the Twenty-fourth Battery of Field Artillery when it was sent out to quiet disturbances in China. Order was restored before the arrival of the troops, however, and the battery was kept in the Philippines. His next service was with the One Hundred and Twenty-third and Ninety-eighth Companies in defense of New York Harbor, and in making military maps in Southern Cali fornia. Since July, 1910, Captain Peace has been Commandant of Cadets and Professor of Military Science and Tactics at the North Carolina College of Agri culture and Mechanic Arts.
Captain Peace was married in 1906, in San Francisco, to Miss Dorothy Bruce Dustan.
He is a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity, of the Sons of the Revolution, of the Capital Club of Raleigh, and of the Raleigh Country Club.
During his residence at his present post Captain Peace-has commanded the respect of the Faculty of the College, and of the students, by the efficient and conscientious manner in which he has discharged his duties; and that he has won the esteem and the affection of all with whom he has come in contact is evinced by the dedication to him of this Annual.
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