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

The Battle of Buffington Island

July 19, 1863

 

—Dedicated to Confederate 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. Morgan's Cavalry Division - Brig. Gen. John Hunt Morgan
Duke's Brigade - Col. Basil Duke
2nd Kentucky Cavalry (Maj. Thomas Webber)
5th Kentucky Cavalry (Col. D. Howard Smith)
6th Kentucky Cavalry (Lt. Col. John Warren Grisby)
9th Tennessee Cavalry (Lt. Col. William W. Ward)
Co. A 9th Kentucky Cavalry (Capt. Thomas Hines)

Johnson's Brigade - Col. Adam Johnson
7th Kentucky Cavalry (Lt. Col. Jonathan Huffman)
9th Kentucky Cavalry (Col. Roy Cluke)
10th Kentucky Cavalry (Col. Adam Johnson)
11th Kentucky Cavalry (Lt. Col. Joseph T. Tucker)
14th Kentucky Cavalry (Col. Richard C. Morgan)
Byrne's Battery Kentucky Artillery (Capt. E.P. Byrne)
 
Erected by Meigs County Historical Society, Meigs County Commissioners, Ohio Travel and Tourism, The Ohio Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail in Ohio marker series.
 
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.
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) The same text appears on both sides.
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.
 
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 834 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 15, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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