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Army Medal of Honor

Medal of Honor Citation


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.


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