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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.
 
Location. 39° 0.133′ N, 81° 46.446′ 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. First Ohio Invasion (here, next to this marker); a different
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.
marker also named The Battle of Buffington Island (here, next to this marker); Buffington Island (here, next to this marker); Surprise Encounter (here, next to this marker); Modern Day Buffington Island (a few steps from this marker); Confusion and Panic (a few steps from this marker); Attack from the West (a few steps from this marker); Path of Destruction and Damage (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portland.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Marker on left, part of the Buffington Island Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 9, 2017
3. Marker on left, part of the Buffington Island Battlefield
 
 
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 908 times since then and 96 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 15, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.   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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