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Buffington Island   

Other Names: St. Georges Creek

Location: Meigs County

Campaign: Morganís Raid in Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio (July 1863)

Date(s): July 19, 1863

Principal Commanders: Brig. Gen. Edward H. Hobson [US]; Brig. Gen. John Hunt Morgan [CS]

Forces Engaged:   Brigades: 4,700 total (US 3,000; CS 1,700)

Estimated Casualties: 925 total (US 25; CS 900)

Description: On July 13, Morganís raiders crossed into Ohio at Harrison, pursued by several columns of Union cavalry under overall direction of Brig. Gen. Edward H. Hobson. On July 19, Kautzís and Judahís brigades attacked Morgan near Buffington Island.  During the night, Morgan and about 400 men escaped encirclement by following a narrow woods path. The rest of his force surrendered.

Result(s): Union victory

CWSAC Reference #: OH001

Preservation Priority: N/A (Class C)

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