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CMOHS.org - Private CARUANA, ORLANDO E., U.S. Army

Recipient Detail

 

CARUANA, ORLANDO E.

Rank: Private
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Company K
Division: 51st New York Infantry
Born: Ca Valletta, Malta
Departed: Yes
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Place / Date: At New Bern, N.C., 14 March 1862; at South Mountain, Md., 14 September 1862
 
 


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Citation

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.