Grenville Mellen Weeks Edit Profile
7th in lineal descent from John Alden, of the Mayflower. Student in New York Academy (now College City of New York), 1856-1858, College Physicians and Surgical (Columbia), 1859-1860. Doctor of Medicine University Medical College (New York, U.), 1861.
Appointed assistant surgeon United States Navy, 1862. Transferred from United States frigate Brandywine at scene of action between Monitor and Merrimac, Hampton Roads, 1862, and appointed surgeon United States ironclad Monitor. Saved the lives of a boatload of officers and men, having his right arm almost torn off at the shoulder.
Promoted by President Lincoln, and appointed surgeon with rank of major. Brigade surgeon and acting medical director Department of Florida, at close of war. Reëntered military service 1865, as surgeon and acting Indian agent in Northwest during Indian troubles in Minnesota and Dak.
Returned East, 1871, and resumed practice. Author of resolution recognizing Cuban independence by Congress of the United States, 1898. Organized and president, 1859, of the first Christian Union in the world that urged a universal peace union of all creeds, on doctrine of universal fatherhood of God and brotherhood of man.
Married Helen Campbell Stuart, author, 1861. Married second, Maria Oberg.