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.
This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)