Charles Conway Hartigan
Rear Admiral, United States Navy
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Born at Middletown, New York, September 13, 1882, he graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1904. He was commisioned an Ensign in 1906 and advanced through the grades to Rear Admiral in 1941.

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He served in the Mexican Campaign in 1913; commanded the USS Cassin (destroyer), June 1918-March 1919; was a member of the U.S. Naval Mission to Brazil, 1919-21 and 1927-29; commanded Destroyer Division 2 (USS Isherwood, flagship), 1927-29; U.S. Naval Attache, Peking, China, 1929-32; commanded USS Relief, 1932-34; served in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, 1934-35; at the Naval War College, 1936-37; commanded the USS Oklahoma, 1937-39; Office of the CNO again in 1939-41.

He was awarded the Medal of Honor for service in the Mexican Campaign in 1913; the Mexican Campaign Medal; WWI Medal, Dominican Medal and the Yangtse Campaign Medal. He retired from the Navy in July 1941 and resided in Edgewater, Maryland, until his death on February 25, 1944. He was buried in Section 3 of Arlington National Cemetery.

His wife, Margaret Alden Thompson Hartigan, who he married on May 5, 1910, is buried with him.


HARTIGAN, CHARLES CONWAY

Rank and organization: Lieutenant, U.S. Navy. Born: 13 September 1882, Norwich, New York. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 177, 4 December 1915. 

Citation:

For distinguished conduct in battle, engagement of Vera Cruz, 22 April 1914. During the second day's fighting the service performed by him was eminent and conspicuous. He was conspicuous for the skillful handling of his company under heavy rifle and machinegun fire, for which conduct he was commended by his battalion commander.

HARTIGAN, CHARLES CONWAY
REAR ADMIRAL US NAVY RET
DATE OF DEATH: 02/25/1944
BURIED AT: SECTION 3  SITE 2194-B
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY


Charles Conway Hartigan Gravesite PHOTO
Photo Courtesy of Raymond L. Collins, 1990

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