Orlando Emanuel Caruana(1844 - 1917)
Home State: New York
Command Billet: Soldier
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 51st New York Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
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.
In the Antietam 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 Date: 6/23/1844 Place of Birth: Valetta, MALTA |
Death Date: 9/14/1917 Burial Place: Mount Olivet Cemetery, Washington, DC
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