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U.S. Civil War - U.S. Navy

John Ortega

Details
  • Rank: Seaman (Highest Rank: Master's Mate)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    U.S.S. Saratoga
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Medal of Honor Action Date:
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: off the Coast, Georgia, USA
Citation
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.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Pennsylvania
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: 1840, Spain
  • Died:
  • Location of Medal: Naval Historical Center, Washington Navy Yard, Washington, DC
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