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July 16th, 2022 - 11:00 AM

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

Annual Buffington Island Memorial Service

The Buffington Island Memorial Ceremony will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 16, 2022, 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 159th 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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August 6th, 2022 - 10:00 A. M.

BIBPF Board Meeting

Zoom Meeting.  If you are a member or you are interested in joining our board, please email buffingtonisland@gmail.com and we will provide you the Zoom conference link.

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September 3rd, 2022 - 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.  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 it will most likely never be offered again.