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CMOHS.org - Captain of the Foretop WEEKS, CHARLES H., U.S. Navy

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WEEKS, CHARLES H.

Rank: Captain of the Foretop
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Born: 1837, New Jersey
Departed: Yes
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G.O. Number: 84
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Accredited To: New Jersey
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WEEKS, CHARLES H. Photo
 
Citation

Served as captain of the foretop on board the U.S.S. 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, notwithstanding 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.