Rank and organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1840, Spain. Accredited
to: Pennsylvania. G.O. No.: 45, 31 December 1864.
Citation: Served as seaman
on board the U.S.S. Saratoga during actions of that vessel on 2 occasions.
Carrying out his duties courageously during these actions, Ortega conducted
himself gallantly through both periods. Promoted to acting master's mate.
This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)