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Andrew J. Weeks Papers

Identifier: SC 00239

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37 letters, mostly during the Civil War era, written by Andrew J. Weeks, of Brooklyn, New York, to his sister, Hannah Weeks of Merrick, Long Island, New York. He was a 1st sergeant of Co. D., 10th Regiment of the New York infantry Volunteers. He wrote from Fort Monroe, Virginia, Gosport Navy Yard, Virginia, Richmond, Virginia, Point Lookout, Maryland, Beaufort, North Carolina and Riker's Island, New York. On March 9, 1861, Weeks states the Merrimac has sunk the Cumberland and the Ericcson arrived in time to save Newport News from falling to the Rebels. He saw much naval activity and writes of the blockade off of Wilmington, North Carolina and describes the military zone around Richmond in February 1863.

From 1864-1866 Weeks was a fireman on board the U.S.S. Dumbarton, based in Godport Navy Yard, and on the U.S.S. New Hampshire in Port Royal, South Carolina.


  • Creation: 1861-1902
  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1862-1866


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Biographical Information:

Andrew J. Weeks of Brooklyn, NY served in the Civil War as a 1st Sergeant of Co. D, Tenth Regiment of the New York Infantry Volunteers on board the USS Dumbarton and also the Banshee. During the war he served in Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, and New York.

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37 items

Guide to the Andrew J. Weeks Papers
Finding Aid Authors: Ellen Strong.
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The collection description/finding aid is written in English

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