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Portland in Meigs County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Battle of Buffington Island

July 19, 1863

 

—Dedicated to Union Forces and Leaders —

 
The Battle of Buffington Island Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel, circa 2007
1. The Battle of Buffington Island Marker
Side A
Inscription. (Side A):

Department of the Ohio - Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside
Cavalry Brigade, 3rd Division XXIII Corps - Brig. Gen. Henry M. Judah
5th Indiana Cavalry (2 companies) (Lt. John O'Neil)
11th Kentucky Cavalry (Maj. Milton Graham)
14th Illinois Cavalry (Lt. Col. Horace Capron)
Henshaw's Independent (Ill.) Battery (Capt. E. Henshaw)
Several unattached units and local militia

Provisional Cavalry Division - Brig. Gen. Edward H. Hobson
Kautz's Brigade - Col. August V. Kautz
2nd Ohio Cavalry (Lt. Col. B. Purington)
7th Ohio Cavalry (Col. Israel Garrard)
Sanders' Brigade - Col. William P. Sanders
8th Michigan Cavalry (Lt. Col. Grover S. Wormer)
9th Michigan Cavalry (Lt. Col. George S. Acker)
11th Michigan Cavalry (Lt. Roy)

Wolford's Brigade - Col. Frank Wolford
1st Kentucky Cavalry (Lt. Col. Silas Adams)
2nd East Tennessee Mounted Infantry (Col. James Carter)
45th Ohio Mounted Infantry (Col. Benjamin P. Runkle)

(Side B):
Shackleford's Brigade - Brig. Gen. James M. Shackleford
3rd Kentucky Cavalry (Maj. Lewis Wolfley)
8th Kentucky Cavalry (Lt. William A. Sasseen)
9th Kentucky Cavalry (Maj. George W. Rue)
12th Kentucky Cavalry (Col. Eugene W. Crittenden)
22nd Indiana Battery (Capt. Benjamin
The Battle of Buffington Island Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel, circa 2007
2. The Battle of Buffington Island Marker
Side B
F. Denning)

Ohio Militia - Capt. D.L. Wood
Athens County Militia (Capt. J. Stedman)
Marietta Militia (Maj. Bloomfield)
Harmar Battery (Lt. J. Young)

U.S. Navy - Lt. Cmdr. LeRoy Fitch
U.S. Gunboat Moose (Lt. Cmdr. LeRoy Fitch)
U.S. Steamer Imperial (Master T.J. Oakes)
U.S. Steamer Allegheny Belle (Master Nat Pepper)

Kanawha Division - Brig. Gen. Eliakim P. Scammon
12th Ohio Infantry (Col. Carr B. White)
23rd Ohio Infantry (Maj. James M. Comly)
91st Ohio Infantry (Col. John A. Turley)
13th West Virginia Infantry (Col. William R. Brown)
McMullin's Independent Battery (Capt. J. McMullin)
 
Erected by Meigs County Historical Society, Meigs County Commission, Ohio Travel and Tourism, and Ohio Historical Society.
 
Location. 39° 0.133′ N, 81° 46.433′ W. Marker is in Portland, Ohio, in Meigs County. Marker is on Ohio Route 124 0.1 miles south of Local Highway 153, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 56902 Ohio 124, Portland OH 45770, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named The Battle of Buffington Island (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named The Battle of Buffington Island (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Battle of Buffington Island (here, next to this marker); Ravenswood (approx. 4.2 miles away in West Virginia); Ravenswood / Ohio River Ford (approx. 4.2 miles away in West Virginia); Racine Veterans Memorial (approx. 7.9 miles away); Racine American Legion Post 602 Veterans Memorial (approx. 7.9 miles away); Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9053 Memorial (approx. 9.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Portland.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,100 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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