of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
CARUANA, ORLANDO E.
Rank and Organization: Private, Company K, 51st New York Infantry. Place and
Date: At New Bern, N.C., 14 March 1862; at South Mountain, Md., 14 September 1862. Birth:
Ca Valletta, Malta. Date of Issue: 14 November 1890.
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.
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