The Battle of Buffington Island

The Battle of Buffington Island (HMNW5)

Location: Portland, OH 45770 Meigs County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 0.133', W 81° 46.433'

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July 19, 1863

— Dedicated to Union Forces and Leaders —

(Side A):

Department of the Ohio - Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside
Cavalry Brigade, 3rd Division XXIII Corps - Brig. Gen. Henry M. Judah
5th Indiana Cavalry (2 companies) (Lt. John O'Neil)
11th Kentucky Cavalry (Maj. Milton Graham)
14th Illinois Cavalry (Lt. Col. Horace Capron)
Henshaw's Independent (Ill.) Battery (Capt. E. Henshaw)
Several unattached units and local militia

Provisional Cavalry Division - Brig. Gen. Edward H. Hobson
Kautz's Brigade - Col. August V. Kautz
2nd Ohio Cavalry (Lt. Col. B. Purington)
7th Ohio Cavalry (Col. Israel Garrard)
Sanders' Brigade - Col. William P. Sanders
8th Michigan Cavalry (Lt. Col. Grover S. Wormer)
9th Michigan Cavalry (Lt. Col. George S. Acker)
11th Michigan Cavalry (Lt. Roy)

Wolford's Brigade - Col. Frank Wolford
1st Kentucky Cavalry (Lt. Col. Silas Adams)
2nd East Tennessee Mounted Infantry (Col. James Carter)
45th Ohio Mounted Infantry (Col. Benjamin P. Runkle)

(Side B):
Shackleford's Brigade - Brig. Gen. James M. Shackleford
3rd Kentucky Cavalry (Maj. Lewis Wolfley)
8th Kentucky Cavalry (Lt. William A. Sasseen)
9th Kentucky Cavalry (Maj. George W. Rue)
12th Kentucky Cavalry (Col. Eugene W. Crittenden)
22nd Indiana Battery (Capt. Benjamin F. Denning)

Ohio Militia - Capt. D.L. Wood
Athens County Militia (Capt. J. Stedman)
Marietta Militia (Maj. Bloomfield)
Harmar Battery (Lt. J. Young)

U.S. Navy - Lt. Cmdr. LeRoy Fitch
U.S. Gunboat Moose (Lt. Cmdr. LeRoy Fitch)
U.S. Steamer Imperial (Master T.J. Oakes)
U.S. Steamer Allegheny Belle (Master Nat Pepper)

Kanawha Division - Brig. Gen. Eliakim P. Scammon
12th Ohio Infantry (Col. Carr B. White)
23rd Ohio Infantry (Maj. James M. Comly)
91st Ohio Infantry (Col. John A. Turley)
13th West Virginia Infantry (Col. William R. Brown)
McMullin's Independent Battery (Capt. J. McMullin)
HM NumberHMNW5
Placed ByMeigs County Historical Society, Meigs County Commission, Ohio Travel and Tourism, and Ohio Historical Society
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Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 3:43am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 432989 N 4317307
Decimal Degrees39.00221667, -81.77388333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 0.133', W 81° 46.433'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 0' 7.98" N, 81° 46' 25.98" W
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Area Code(s)740
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 56700-56998 Ohio River Scenic Byway, Portland OH 45770, US
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