Remember William Pittenger? He was one of the Andrews’ Raiders who plunged into Georgia in April 1862 to steal a locomotive called “The General” and create havoc behind the Union lines. Unlike some of his comrades, Pittenger survived the raid and later received the Medal of Honor.
In March 2021, a Southern California community rediscovered Pittenger’s story and grave. Inspired, they placed a new memorial marker and are encouraging others to explore his history and post-war life as a community founder for Fallbrook.
And an article with photos and more details: https://www.cbs8.com/article/news/local/zevely-zone/grave-of-civil-war-hero-receives-new-life-in-fallbrook/509-4fd4f257-1fcf-463a-83b2-d051cf039ac7