Portland: Buffington Island Commemoration

By Amanda Nelson, posted on July 18th, 2012.

[ July 21, 2012; 11:00 am to 11:45 am. ] The annual commemoration of Ohio’s only Civil War Battlefield will be held at the Buffington Island Memorial located in the Portland State Park.

 

Location: Portland State Park, Buffington Island State Memorial, Lebanon Township, OH

Sponsor: Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

Details: Free and open to the public

Contact: James Oiler, jboiler@sbcglobal.net

 

http://www.suvcw.org/

Portland: Buffington Island Commemoration Service

By cmccune, posted on February 3rd, 2011.

[ July 9, 2011; 11:00 am to 1:00 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 [...]

Meigs County: Ceremony for Battle of Buffington Island

By Kristina, posted on July 1st, 2010.

[ 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: [...]

1863-07-08: John Hunt Morgan’s Raid in Ohio

By Kristina, posted on April 9th, 2010.

On July 8, 1863, Brigadier-General John Hunt Morgan, a Confederate cavalry leader, led approximately two thousand soldiers across the Ohio River into southern Indiana. Morgan’s superiors had dispatched the cavalry leader into northern Kentucky to cause disorder among the Union military. Morgan exceeded these orders by crossing north of the Ohio River, but he did [...]

Battle of Buffington Island

By Kristina, posted on October 1st, 2009.

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The Battle of Buffington Island was the only major Civil War engagement fought in the State of Ohio.
On July 8, 1863, Brigadier-General John Hunt Morgan, a Confederate cavalry leader, led approximately two thousand soldiers across the Ohio River into southern Indiana. Morgan’s superiors had dispatched the cavalry leader into northern Kentucky to cause [...]