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President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, March
3, 1863, has awarded in the name of The Congress the Medal of Honor
Orlando E. Caruana
conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond
the call of duty:
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 South Mountain, Md. While so engaged was fired upon and his three companions killed, but he escaped and rejoined his command in safety.
Rank and organization: Private, Company K, 51st New York Infantry
Ca Valletta, Malta
G.O. No. / Date of issue: 14 November 1890
Other Information (if given): Place and date: At New Bern, N.C., 14 March 1862; at South Mountain, Md., 14 September 1862
Information for this individual was obtained from the U.S. Army Center of Military History Medal of Honor Citations Section.
The breakdown of these is a duplicate of that in the congressional compilation. Likewise, some minor misspelling and other errors are duplicated from the official government volume. These likely were the result of the original transcriptions.
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