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b. 1837 ?  d. ?

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 21/09/1864 USS Montauk.

 

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was born in New Jersey and entered the Union Navy in New Jersey.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Served as captain of the foretop on board the USS Montauk, 21 September 1864. During the night of 21 September, when fire was discovered in the magazine lightroom of that vessel, causing a panic and demoralizing the crew, Weeks, notwitstanding the cry of "fire in the magazine", displayed great presence of mind and rendered valuable service in extinguishing the flames which were imperiling the ship and the men on board.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: UNKNOWN.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Charles H Weeks