[ Medal of Honor Citation ]
Orlando E Caruana[more about him]
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.
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