Bartholomew Diggins
Seaman, United States Navy
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Born on October 9, 1844, he earned the Medal of Honor during the Civil War while serving aboard the USS Hartford at Mobile Bay on August 5, 1864.

He died on February 12, 1917 and was buried in Section 13 of Arlington National Cemetery.

His wife, Mary Diggins, lies with him.


DIGGINS, BARTHOLOMEW

Rank and organization: Ordinary Seaman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1842, Baltimore, Maryland. Accredited to: Maryland. G.O.. No.: 391, 12 November 1891. 

Citation:

On board the flagship, U.S.S. Hartford, during action against rebel forts and gunboats and with the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. 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.

DIGGINS, BARTHOLOMEW
SEAMAN USS HARTFORD USN
DATE OF DEATH: 02/23/1917
BURIED AT: SECTION 13 SITE 5400-15
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

DIGGINS, MARY W/O BARTHOLOMEW
DATE OF DEATH: 01/29/1917
BURIED AT: SECTION OLD B  SITE 5400-15
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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Bartholomew Diggins Gravesite PHOTO
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 22 April 2004