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Orlando E Caruana

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Organization:    Company K, 51st New York Infantry
Entered Service:   New York
Birth:   Valletta, Malta.
Date Medal Issued:   14 November 1890.

Date of Action:   14 Sept, 14 Mar 1862
Place of Action:   Fox's Gap (South Mountain), MD; New Bern, N.C.,

At New Bern, N.C., brought off the wounded color sergeant and the colors under a heavy fire of the enemy.

Was one of four soldiers who volunteered to determine the position of the enemy at [Fox's Gap on] South Mountain, Md. While so engaged was fired upon and his three companions killed, but he escaped and rejoined his command in safety.

US Army Medal of Honor, 1865

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