PITTINGER, WILLIAM - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Sergeant, Company G, 2d Ohio Infantry. Place and date: Georgia, April 1862.

Entered service at:   Jefferson County, Ohio. Born: 31 January 1840, Knoxville, Jefferson County, Ohio.

Date of issue:   25 March 1863.

Citation:   One of the 19 of 22 men (including 2 civilians) who, by direction of Gen. Mitchell (or Buell), penetrated nearly 200 miles south into enemy territory and captured a railroad train at Big Shanty, Ga., in an attempt to destroy the bridges and tract between Chattanooga and Atlanta.

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)