Portland: Buffington Island Commemoration Service

By cmccune, posted on February 3rd, 2011.
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July 9, 2011
11:00 amto1:00 pm

The Ohio Department Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War will host a Commemoration Service at the Buffington Island Battlefield State Memorial in Portland, Ohio on Saturday July 9th, 2011 at 11:00 a.m.   Several historical, civic, and veterans’ groups will participate in the ceremony which will mark the 147th anniversary of Ohio’s only significant Civil War battle.   Confederate cavalrymen commanded by General John Hunt Morgan met Federal forces of all branches of the service near the Buffington Island ford along the Ohio River on July 18-19, 1863.   The fate of Morgan’s 1863 raid into northern territory was essentially sealed at this battle where he lost nearly one third of his forces.

Details: The Memorial Services on July 9th will be followed by lunch refreshments.   The event is free and open to the public.     Participants and guests are also encouraged to visit the nearby Buffington Island Museum and Community Center.

Sponsor: Ohio Department Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Buffington Island Museum and Community Center

Location: Buffington Island State Memorial, State Route 124 north of US Route 33 in Meigs County.

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