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On July 18, 1863, Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan and his Confederate raiders rode through Bashan on their way to Buffington Island. At the Old Bashan Church crossroads, they encountered a funeral party. Morgan stopped his column and, out of re…
General John Hunt Morgan led 2,00O Confederate cavalrymen into Meigs County on July 18, 1863, during a 45-day raid north of the Ohio
River. In pursuit, Union forces under Gen.
James M. Shackelford and Col. Frank L. Wolford
deployed near Bashan …
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
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.