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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° 0.136′ N, 81° 46.437′ 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 walking distance of this marker. Modern Day Buffington Island (a few steps from this marker); Confusion and Panic (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named The Battle of Buffington Island (a few steps from this marker); Buffington Island (a few steps from this marker); Surprise Encounter (a few steps from this marker); Capture in Columbiana County
The Battle of Buffington Island Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 9, 2017
2. The Battle of Buffington Island Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Escape from the Ohio Penitentiary (a few steps from this marker); First Ohio Invasion (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portland.
 
Additional keywords. Gen. John Hunt Morgan
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
View of Buffington Island Battlefield Memorial Park. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 9, 2017
3. View of Buffington Island Battlefield Memorial Park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 14, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 15, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. This page has been viewed 734 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 15, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.   2, 3. submitted on September 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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