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

The Battle of Buffington Island

July 19, 1863

 
 
The Battle of Buffington Island Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel, 2007
1. The Battle of Buffington Island Marker
Inscription. Dedicated to the Men and Women of the Portland community who braved the atrocities of the Battle of Buffington Island fought in the Portland bottom lands on July 19, 1863, and to the generosity of these people in feeding and caring for the wounded and dying Confederate and Union soldiers.
 
Erected by Meigs County Historical Society, Meigs County Commissioners, Ohio Travel and Tourism, The 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. Touch 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portland.
 
Additional keywords. Gen. John Hunt Morgan
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 15, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. This page has been viewed 687 times since then and 22 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on September 15, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Closeup photo of plaque and wide view of monument and its surroundings. • Can you help?
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