of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
WEEKS, CHARLES H.
Rank and Organization: Captain of the Foretop, U.S. Navy. Born: 1837, New
Jersey. Accredited To: New Jersey. G.O. No.: 84, 3 October 1867.
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.
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