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Bartlett Laffey
Birth: 1841, Ireland
Death: Mar. 22, 1901
Massachusetts, USA

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Seaman in the Union Navy. His citation reads "Off Yazoo City, Miss., 5 March 1864, embarking from the Marmora with a 12-pound Howitzer mounted on a field carriage, Laffey landed with the gun and crew in the midst of heated battle and, bravely standing by his gun carriage and rammer, contributed to the turning back of the enemy during the fierce engagement." Two United States Navy vessels have been named in Bartlett Laffey’s honor. The first USS Laffey, DD-459, was commissioned on March 31st, 1942. She was sunk at the Battle of Guadalcanal on November 13th, 1942. The second USS Laffey, DD-724, was commissioned on February 8th, 1944. During the Battle of Okinawa on April 16th, 1945, she suffered and survived more kamikaze attacks than any other ship during World War II. She is currently berthed at the Patriots Point Maritime Museum in Charleston, South Carolina. (bio by: Don Morfe) 
 
Burial:
New Calvary Cemetery
Mattapan
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: Section 5, Range 39, Grave 49
 
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Originally Created by: Don Morfe
Record added: Dec 21, 2003
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Bartlett Laffey
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Bartlett Laffey
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