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September 11th, 2022 - 2:00 PM

8433 W Bailey Rd, Millfield, OH 45761

Chauncey Boys Historical Marker Dedication

During the War of the Rebellion three young men from Chauncey traveled to Parkersburg and Clarksburg, VA., to enlist in what was then the 1st Virginia Cavalry (USA). These "Loyalist Regiments” became West Virginia regiments in June 1863 just before the Battle of Gettysburg. None of these Chauncey Boys in Blue would live to see their 30th birthday.

Our own Donny Jones will be speaking at a service that will dedicate an historical marker to these men. This historical marker honors the patriotism and devotion of three of Chauncey’s finest patriots who gave their all to restore our Union in its darkest hour.

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July 22nd, 2023 - 11:00 AM

Buffington Island Battlefield Memorial Park, 56797 OH-124, Portland, OH 45770

Annual Buffington Island Memorial Service - 160th Anniversary of the Battle!

The Buffington Island Memorial Ceremony will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 22, 2023, commemorating the only significant Civil War battle fought in Ohio.  The upcoming ceremony will be conducted by the Cadot-Blessing Camp #126 and Benjamin Fearing Camp #2 of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War and will include performances by Grammy-nominated artist Steve Free.  

At noon, the public is invited to lunch after the service at the nearby Portland Community Center. 

Please contact Mr. Jim Oiler, Commander of the Cadot-Blessing Camp #126 (jboiler@sbcglobal.net) for additional information. 

This is the 160th anniversary of the battle, and we are hoping for a large turnout as the property next to the park is being secured as the first piece of battlefield land to be acquired by the Buffington Island Battlefield Preservation Foundation.  The Foundation will be present along with our friends from the 13th West Virginia, who will be encamped at the Portland Community Center.

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November 4th, 2023 - 10:00 AM

Buffington Island Battlefield Memorial Park, 56797 OH-124, Portland, OH 45770

Battlefield Tour!

Noted Great Raid author David L. Mowery will be our guide on this battlefield tour of the Buffington Island!  The tour is free, but those who donate at least $10.00 will become members of the Foundation and will be helping to support our mission of preserving the battlefield.  We will tour for two hours, break for lunch, and then complete the tour.  Lunch will be at the Portland Community Center.

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October 15th, 2022 - 10:00 AM

BIBPF Board Meeting

Zoom Meeting.  If you are a member and are interested in joining the meeting, please email buffingtonisland@gmail.com and we will provide you the Zoom conference link.  We are always interested in having folks who want to help the Foundation's mission!

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August 12th, 2023 - 10:00 AM

Marathon Gas, 25630 State Route 41, Peebles, OH 45660

Car Caravan Tour - John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail

This tour will encompass a small portion of the 500+ mile John Hunt Morgan Heritage, starting in Peebles and ending in Jasper.  Guided by Great Raid author David Mowery and Civil War historian Darryl Smith, the tour will be point to point following the trail.  Along the way we will not only stop at locations related to the raid, but also at a few cemeteries to discuss a few stories of the veterans buried within.  There will be some walking in the various cemeteries, including a stop with several steps to climb to a cemetery on a hill.

When arriving at the gas station, drive to the large lot on the other side of the building.

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September 7th, 2024 - 10:30 AM

Washington Riverfront Park, Lock House Road, Ravenswood, WV 26164

The First Ohio Invasion Tour

The Great Indiana-Ohio Raid of 1863 was not the first Confederate incursion on Ohio soil. In 1862 Albert Gallatin Jenkins led his Virginians across the "boot" of the Buckeye State. Come join this car caravan tour to learn about the Trans-Allegheny Raid in Ohio!

This is a car caravan tour that will involve a few stops to discuss the raid as well as Albert Gallatin Jenkins.  We will meet at the lockhouse in the Washington Riverfront Park in Ravenswood, West Virginia.  We will drive across the boot and end in Racine, Ohio with stops and stories along the way with some walking.  The tour is free and will last 2-3 hours (donations to cover the tour guide's travel accepted, and anything extra will be donated to the Buffington Island Battlefield Preservation Foundation.  The tour takes place nearly 160 years to the day the Confederates moved across the boot in Ohio.  To our knowledge no one has offered a tour like this, and while we thought 2022 would be the only time this tour would be offered, due to demand we are offering it again in 2024!

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March or April, 2023 - 10:00 AM

Buffington Island Battlefield Memorial Park, 56797 OH-124, Portland, OH 45770

Battlefield Tour!

Noted Great Raid author David L. Mowery will be our guide on this battlefield tour of the Buffington Island!  The tour is free, but those who donate at least $10.00 will become members of the Foundation and will be helping to support our mission of preserving the battlefield.  We will tour for two hours, break for lunch, and then complete the tour.  Lunch will be at the Portland Community Center.

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September 23rd, 2023 - 10:30 AM

Buffington Island Battlefield Memorial Park, 56797 OH-124, Portland, OH 45770

Cemetery Tour!

Join guide and BIBPF board member Darryl Smith on a Civil War tour of the Middleswart and Browning Cemeteries.  The tour will cover those Civil War veterans buried within both of these cemeteries that both were existence during the battle at Buffington Island.  

The tour is free (donations are accepted) and will last approximately two hours.  Meet at the memorial park so that we can carpool (limited space for cars at Middleswart Cemetery).  There will be some walking at both cemeteries.