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The Federal Commander

The Federal Commander

Edward H. Hobson was placed in charge of the Provisional Division and tasked to chase down Morgan and his command. He was captured by Morgan in 1864 in an ironic turn of events.

Remembering the Fallen

Remembering the Fallen

Each year a memorial service is held at the battlefield park in Portland. The Ohio History Connection and the Sons of Union Veterans lead the service.

A Future President

A Future President

William McKinley was in the 23rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry which was on the (West) Virginia side of the river and helped to capture some of Morgan's command

Morgan's Raid Reenactment

Morgan's Raid Reenactment

A Second Future President

A Second Future President

Colonel Rutherford B. Hayes was the commanding officer of the 23rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry and was in charge of the immediate forces on the (West) Virginia shore.

Memorial Service

Memorial Service

Reenactors participate in the annual memorial service.

General John Hunt Morgan

General John Hunt Morgan

Morgan and his men went across Meigs County until they encountered Union forces in Portland, Ohio. The Battle of Buffington Island is Ohio's largest Civil War battlefield.

Reenactors

Reenactors

Over the years many Civil War reenactors have participated to keep history alive and work to preserve the battlefield in Portland, Ohio.

Colonel Basil Duke

Colonel Basil Duke

Duke was Morgan's right-hand man as well as brother-in-law, and commanded one of the two Confederate brigades in Morgan's command.

Memorial Service

Memorial Service

Members of the reenacting community, Sons of Union Veterans, and the Ohio History Connection come together to remember the Battle of Buffington Island.

The Forgotten Commander

The Forgotten Commander

Adam "Stovepipe" Johnson, who led the raid into Newburgh, Indiana in 1862, was an effective partisan leader, but is often overlooked during the Great Raid.

Morgan's Raid Reenactment

Morgan's Raid Reenactment

The most recent Morgan's Raid Reenactment was held in September 2016.

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P.O. Box 27

Wilkesville, OH 45695

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