PITTMAN, GEORGE W. (1843 ~ 1938). George W. Pittman was born July 22, 1843 in Atlanta, Georgia to Rene M. Pittman and Mary Ann Howell, both of Georgia. Records exist suggesting that a Rene M. Pittman and a Mary Ann Howell of Georgia had three daughters as well. Their names were Fannie Margaret, Emma and Elizabeth.
George W. Pittman enlisted in Company B, 7th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry during June 1861. Company B was also called the Atlanta Confederate Volunteers. The 7th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry served throughout the Civil War and in many of its major battles. The regiment was mostly assigned to the Army of Northern Virginia, but also saw time in the Army of Tennessee in 1863.
The 7th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry fought at the First and Second Battle of Bull Run, Antietam, the Spotsylvania Campaign and surrendered at Appamattox Courthouse at the end of the War.
Pierce and some other Confederates surrendered in Northern Virginia near Richmond on April 10, 1865 and were briefly held prisoner before they signed the Oath of Allegiance to the Union, according to union war records.
Pittman moved to Texas in 1894 and worked as a farmer. He lived in Grand Falls, Ward County, Texas for a time before he was admitted to the Confederate Men's Home on June 15, 1921. He listed old age as his disability on Home roster records.
Pittman died on June 12, 1938 and was buried at the Texas State Cemetery on June 13, 1938.
Information taken from Confederate Pension Application, 34534 Ward County; Confederate Home Roster; and biographical information provided by Jo Veda Fleming Watson.