Sunday, August 3, 2014

Sign remembers Andrews Raid soldier

William Pittenger took part with James Andrews nearly two dozen others in the April 1862 Union raid that was supposed to destroy portions of the Western & Atlantic Railroad between Atlanta and Chattanooga, Tenn. The event has been called the Great Locomotive Chase.

Pittenger's service has been remembered with a new historical marker in Knoxville, Ohio. The Medal of Honor recipient was exchanged during the war, later moved to Fallbrook, Calif., and lived until 1904. His descendants were on hand for the marker ceremony over the weekend. • Article

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