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Omer Weaver collection

Omer Weaver collection

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Finding aid for the Omer Weaver collection

BC.MSS.05.21

Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
100 Rock Street
Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201
(501) 320-5700
arkinfo@cals.org

May 30, 2007



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Weaver, Omer, 1838-1861
Title: Omer Weaver collection
Dates: 1852-1854
Quantity: 0.08 Linear feet
Abstract:The collection consists of correspondence between Weaver and his family during his time at the Western Military Institute.
Identification: BC.MSS.05.21
Language: English

Arrangement

The collection is arranged chronologically.


Scope and Contents

The collection consists of correspondence between Weaver and his family during his time at the Western Military Institute.


Biographical Information

Omer Weaver was born in 1838, in Arkansas. He was the son of Samuel M. Weaver and Mary Elizabeth Rose Weaver. Samuel Weaver was a prominent businessman and political figure in the state. Originally from Virginia, the elder Weaver settled in the McLean Bottoms of Crawford County in the early 1830s. He and his wife moved to Little Rock in 1836.

In 1852, Omer left home to enroll in the Western Military Institute at Drennon Springs, Kentucky. A number of other young men from Little Rock also attended the institution. Following his return to Arkansas, Weaver worked as a clerk in the secretary of state's office. His father was the secretary of state at the time. The outbreak of the Civil War led Weaver to enlist in Woodruff's Arkansas Battery. Weaver was killed in action during the battle of Wilson's Creek on August 10, 1861. He has the distinction of being the first Arkansan killed during the war.


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Arkansas -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Confederate States of America. Army. Pearce's Brigade. Woodruff's Battery.
Soldiers -- Arkansas -- Correspondence
Weaver, Omer, 1838-1861
Western Military Institute. (Drennon Springs, Ky.)

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Omer Weaver collection, MSS.05.21, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Purchased, 2005


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