University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Nicholas Weeks, Jr., Papers, 1861-1865, 1901-1903



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Weeks, Nicholas, Jr.
Title: Weeks, Nicholas, Jr., Papers
Dates: 1861-1865, 1901-1903
Abstract: The Nicholas Weeks, Jr., Papers, 1861-1865, 1901-1903, include Weeks’ correspondence, assorted military documents, and newspaper clippings from during and after the Civil War.
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Extent: 1 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Nicholas Weeks, Jr., of Mobile, Alabama served as a corporal and later sergeant in Company A (Mobile Cadets), 3rd Alabama Regiment of the Confederate Army during the American Civil War. His unit served as part of the Department of Norfolk and later General Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia. The 3rd Alabama participated in many engagements during the conflict, including Seven Pines, Sharpsburg (Antietam), Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, and Appomattox Court House. Weeks personally witnessed the meeting of the CSS Virginia and the USS Monitor during the Battle of Hampton Roads (1862) and received wounds at both the battles of Seven Pines (1862) and Gettysburg (1863).

Source:

Steve Hawks, “3rd Alabama Infantry Regiment,” The Civil War in the East, 2015, http://www.civilwarintheeast.com/CSA/AL/3AL.php


Scope and Contents

The Nicholas Weeks, Jr., Papers, 1861-1865, 1901-1903, include Weeks’ correspondence, assorted military documents, and newspaper clippings from during and after the Civil War. The correspondence touches on numerous topics, including life at the front, morale, strategy, descriptions of certain battles, and family matters. Several letters from after the war include reminiscences and reflection upon wartime experiences. Weeks’ military documents include such items as Confederate Army furlough passes, train tickets, and prisoner exchange documents. The newspaper clippings originate both during and after the war. The former category includes reports on Weeks’ unit, while the latter documents speeches made by Weeks to veterans associations in Texas.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Weeks, Nicholas, Jr. -- Archives.
Subjects (Organizations)
Confederate States of America. Army. Alabama Infantry Regiment, 3rd. Company A.
Subjects
United States – History – Civil War, 1861-1865.
Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863.
Hampton Roads, Battle of, Va., 1862.
Places
Mobile (Ala.).
Norfolk (Va.).
Richmond (Va.).
Gettysburg (Pa.).

Related Material

See also The Alabama Cartes-de-Visite Collection at the Alabama Department of Archives and History in Montgomery, Alabama.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Nicholas Weeks, Jr., Papers, 1861-1865, 1901-1903, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Neil Byers, April 2015.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2G148 Letters, 1861
Letters, 1862
Letters, 1863-1865, 1901-1903
Military Documents and Newspaper Clippings, 1862-1865, Undated