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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21PE_buffington-island_Portland-OH.html
After thirty-eight days of raiding for supplies, damaging bridges and rail lines, and drawing the pursuit of Union troops, Morgan's men arrived here on the evening of July 18, 1863. His objective was to reach the Buffington Island ford where …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21P5_spanish-american-war-veterans-a-war-memorial_Alliance-OH.html
The above steam pipe is from the Battleship Maine which was sunk in Manila Harbor February 15, 1898. Erected in memory of Spanish American War veterans.
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21OS_old-portland-road_Portland-OH.html
Confederate Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan had been searching for a place like Buffington Island — a ford where he could lead his 1,900-man raider force back onto friendly soil — since crossing into Ohio. This ford, which had b…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21OQ_dry-run_Portland-OH.html
On the morning of July 19, 1863, Confederate Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan learned that the Union redoubt guarding the ford had been abandoned in the night. Colonel Basil Duke was ordered to send a force south to try to preserve the elemen…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21OH_north-end-valley_Portland-OH.html
While Confederate Colonel Basil Duke attempted to stop the Union advance up the Ohio River Valley from the south early on July 19, 1863, Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan still thought that the path to the Buffington Island ford was clear. …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21OG_portland_Portland-OH.html
Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan and about 1,900 Confederate raiders arrived in the Ohio River Valley near Portland late in the evening of July 18, 1863. He established his headquarters in the Middleswart House, which stood on the rise direct…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21OD_tupper-plains_Reedsville-OH.html
After the Battle of Buffington Island, Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan and his remaining Confederate force of about 800 raiders turned inland from the Ohio River to escape the navy's gunboats and avoid pursuit. Union Brigadier General James …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21OC_reedsville_Reedsville-OH.html
Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan arrived at the Ohio River crossing at Reedsville late on July 19, 1863, with the 1,100 Confederate raiders remaining after the battle at Buffington Island. The raiders could plainly see West Virginia — f…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21OB_long-bottom_Long-Bottom-OH.html
On Sunday morning, July 19, 1863, Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan led the remainder of his tired and weary Confederate raiders out of the whirlwind of Buffington Island. Colonel Basil Duke stayed behind with a small force to delay the advanc…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21O3_chester_Long-Bottom-OH.html
Confederate Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan and his raiders arrived in Chester around 1 pm on July 18, 1863, after a grueling ride across Meigs County. Knowing that Union forces were close behind, Morgan expected an attack at any moment. Cr…
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