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Bartholomew Diggins
Birth: Oct. 9, 1844
County Kerry, Ireland
Death: Feb. 12, 1917
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served in the Union Navy during the Civil War as a Seaman on board the "USS Hartford". He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery during the Naval action against Confederate forces at Mobile Bay, Alabama on August 5, 1864. His citation reads "Despite damage to his ship and the loss of several men on board as enemy fire raked her decks, Diggins, as loader of a gun, remained steadfast at his post throughout the furious 2-hour battle which resulted in the surrender of the rebel ram Tennessee and in the damaging and destruction of batteries at Fort Morgan". 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Mary H Wallace Diggins (1848 - 1916)*
 
 Children:
  Julia Loretta Diggins Springmann (1872 - 1932)*
  David Farragut Diggins (1874 - 1949)*
  Louis Bartholomew Diggins (1877 - 1944)*
  Margaret May Diggins Holland (1882 - 1966)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 13, Site 5400-15
 
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Record added: Feb 12, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6172378
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