Battle of Buffington Island

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Battle of Buffington Island
St. Georges Creek
Began:

July 19, 1863

Ended:

Same day

Location:

Meigs County, Ohio

Theater:

Western Theater

Campaign:

Morgan’s Raid in Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio

Outcome:

Union victory

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Combatants
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Commanders

Edward H. Hobson
Brigadier General, USA

John Hunt Morgan
Brigadier General, CSA

Strength

3,000

1,700

Casualties

25

900

  

On July 13, Morgan’s 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, Kautz’s and Judah’s 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. (NPS summary)

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