Path of Destruction and Damage

Path of Destruction and Damage (HM21Q2)

Location: Portland, OH 45770 Meigs County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 0.138', W 81° 46.448'

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Battle of Buffington Island

Claims Against the Rebels
Morgan's prime objective was striking
fear in the civilian population. Along
the route of the raid, Morgan's men
took horses and provisions, destroyed
property, and pillaged items from
homes and businesses. Arriving at
Buffington Island, Morgan and over
2,000 raiders had acquired a long train
of wagons filled with raided booty.
According to a Cincinnati Gazette
reporter who had come upriver with
the gunboats, "On the battlefield of
Buffington Island, one could pick up
almost any article in the dry goods,
hardware, house furnishing or ladies'
or gentlemen's furnishing — linen,
hats, boots, gloves, knives, forks,
spoons, calico, ribbons, drinking
cups, buggies, carriages, a circus
wagon, and an almost endless variety
of articles useful and all more or
less valuable."

Top right chart: Claims Against the Union - During the pursuit, Union soldiers also needed fresh horses and provisions. Additionally, claims were filed for "damages by Union forces, NOT under command of United States officers."
Bottom right map - Broken down by county, this map documents the damage claims from the time Morgan and his men entered Ohio until the Battle of Buffington Island.
HM NumberHM21Q2
Placed ByThe Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 16th, 2017 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 432968 N 4317316
Decimal Degrees39.00230000, -81.77413333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 0.138', W 81° 46.448'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 0' 8.28" N, 81° 46' 26.88" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)740
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 56700-56998 OH-124, Portland OH 45770, US
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