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Tagged as: buffington island, Meigs County, Portland (OH).
|July 17, 2010|
|11:00 am||to||1:00 pm|
Join the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War to commemorate the Battle of Buffington Island. The battle occurred on July 19, 1863 between the Confederate General John Hunt Morgan and the Ohio Militias, U.S. Army and U.S. Navy gunboats. Participating in the battle were three future Presidents of the United States: Rutherford B. Hayes, James Garfield and William McKinley all Ohio natives.
Ceremony begins at 11:00 a.m.
Location: 56890 State Route 124 Portland, Ohio 45770
Sponsored by: Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War specifically the Ohio Department, Benjamin Fearing Camp #2 Washington County, Cadot-Blessing camp #126 Meigs County and McCook Circle 104 Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic.