"The design of this monument is unique and in perfect harmony with its natural setting."
"Battle of Buffington Island"
Alpha Aids, No. 69
Buffington Island commemorates the only significant Civil
War battle that took place on Ohio soil. Here a Union army routed a column of Confederate
cavalry commanded by General John Hunt Morgan in 1863. Major Daniel McCook, patriarch of
the fighting McCook family, consisting of his eight sons and his brother John's five sons, was
mortally wounded in the fight.
A monument made of broken Ohio glacial boulders is set in a four acre outdoor park where
visitors can enjoy picnics and read the signs describing the history of the area. It is not on
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Buffington Island is located about 20 miles east of Pomeroy on State Route 124 at Portland in Meigs County
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Ohio Historical Society
800 E. 17th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43211
800-686-1535 (toll free)
Ohio Historical Society strives to meet ADA requirements. However, historic structures and outdoor areas provide challenges that make it difficult to provide complete access to all visitors. Please call the site with specific questions and concerns.