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Monument at Buffington Island "The design of this monument is unique and in perfect harmony with its natural setting."

--Benjamin Jones
"Battle of Buffington Island"
Alpha Aids, No. 69



Photo of Daniel McCook, OHS AL00538 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 an island.


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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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Buffington Island
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Ohio Historical Society
800 E. 17th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43211

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800-686-1535 (toll free)

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