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Federal (USV)

Private

Orlando Emanuel Caruana

(1844 - 1917)

Home State: New York

Command Billet: Soldier

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 51st New York Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted in Company K, 51st New York Volunteers. He was cited for bravery in combat at New Berne, NC, in March 1862: saving wounded comrades and the colors - which, along with his actions at South Mountain, resulted in the award of the Medal of Honor.

On the Campaign

He later received the Medal of Honor for volunteering to scout the enemy's position and returning successfully even though three of his companions were killed on the mission.

Birth

6/23/1844; Valetta, MALTA

Death

9/14/1917; burial in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Washington, DC