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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° 46.449′ 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. A different marker also named The Battle of Buffington Island (here, next to this marker); First Ohio Invasion
The Battle of Buffington Island Marker and area (Side 2) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 9, 2017
3. The Battle of Buffington Island Marker and area (Side 2)
(here, next to this marker); Buffington Island (here, next to this marker); Surprise Encounter (a few steps from this marker); Path of Destruction and Damage (a few steps from this marker); Attack from the West (a few steps from this marker); Confusion and Panic (a few steps from this marker); Modern Day Buffington Island (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portland.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
The Battle of Buffington Island Marker and battlefield (side 1) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 9, 2017
4. The Battle of Buffington Island Marker and battlefield (side 1)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 15, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,163 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 15, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.   3, 4. submitted on September 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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