Creator

Date Original

1860

Description

This collection contains a photocopy of an invitation from Annie M. to Omer R. Weaver to join her and others for eggnog.

Biographical/Historical Note

Omer R. Weaver was born in 1837 in Kentucky and moved with his family at the age of one to Arkansas where his father Samuel Weaver served as the state's Secretary of State. Omer graduated from the University of Nashville in 1857. In 1860 Omer worked as his father's secretary until he joined the Pulaski Light Artillery in which he established the rank of Lieutenant. On August 10, 1861 at the age of 24 Omer was mortally wounded by a single shot to the chest at the Battle of Wilson's Creek, becoming the first Arkansan to die in the Civil War; he was laid to rest beside his father at Mount Holly Cemetery in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.064.005

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Omer R. Weaver Invitation [photocopy], SMC.064.005

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Omer R. Weaver invitation [photocopy], Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, AR.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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