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A Hero lived in Fallbrook

Fallbrook remembers William Pittenger


Last updated 8/24/2019 at 10:56am

Reverend William Pittenger, a Civil War hero, was the minister of the Fallbrook Methodist-Episcopal Church in Fallbrook.

FALLBROOK – The best kept secret in Fallbrook just might be the Fallbrook Historical Society Heritage Center. The museum complex includes an 1895 farmhouse built by William Pittenger, a decorated Civil War hero who was one of six men awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, the first time it was ever given in 1863.

Pittenger was one of a Union army band of spies called "Andrews Raiders." Their mission was to commandeer a confederate train named, "The General," behind enemy lines, and destroy bridges and telegraph wires to ruin the rebels' supply line to Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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