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CMOHS.org - Ordinary Seaman DIGGINS, BARTHOLOMEW, U.S. Navy

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DIGGINS, BARTHOLOMEW

Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Born: 1842, Baltimore, Md.
Departed: Yes
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G.O. Number: 391
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Accredited To: Maryland
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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.