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Map showing Morgan's route through Ohio


On July 19, 1863, a Confederate cavalry force under General John Hunt Morgan was attacked by Union forces while attempting to cross the Ohio River at the Battle of Buffington Island.

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"Morgan Goes 'A-Raiding' and Views West Virginia"
"The Battle of Buffington Island"
Extract From History Of Morgan's Cavalry


On This Day in West Virginia History: July