Battle of Bluffington Island

Battle of Bluffington Island (HM2C19)

Location: Ravenswood, WV 26164 Jackson County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 59.293', W 81° 45.795'

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As General John H. Morgan's raid into
Indiana and Ohio came to a close,
he tried to cross the Ohio River
into WV. Reaching the Buffington
Island ford late on July 18, 1863,
he waited until the 19th to cross.
Union troops and gunboats blocked
his escape and splintered his men,
leading to the capture of over 700
Confederates. The battle was the
only naval action in WV waters.
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HM NumberHM2C19
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Year Placed2016
Placed ByWest Virginia Archives and History
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 7th, 2018 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 433897 N 4315745
Decimal Degrees38.98821667, -81.76325000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 59.293', W 81° 45.795'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 59' 17.58" N, 81° 45' 47.7" W
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Area Code(s)304
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3210 Ravenswood Road, Ravenswood WV 26164, US
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