Medal of Honor Action Place: off the Coast, Georgia, USA
Served as seaman on board the U.S.S. Saratoga during actions of that vessel on two occasions. Carrying out his duties courageously during these actions, Ortega conducted himself gallantly through both periods. Promoted to acting master's mate.
Accredited to: Pennsylvania
Awarded Posthumously: No
Born: 1840, Spain
Location of Medal:
Naval Historical Center, Washington Navy Yard, Washington, DC