The Buffington Island Battlefield Preservation Foundation
would like to invite you to attend our Morgan150 event on July 19, 20, 21, 2013. We are commemorating the Sesquicentennial of Confederate General John Hunt Morganís 1863 raid through southern Ohio. It will take place in Meigs County, Ohio and will involve Cavalry, Infantry, and Artillery units in a few tactical situations along the path of the historic John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail. After successful events in 2003 and 2006, this event will be one you and your unit will not want to miss. We are planning on having 100 Confederate and Union Cavalry, and matching them with 100 Confederate and Union Infantry in several tactical skirmishes, as well as several battle scenarios for the public. We would also like to invite Union and Confederate artillery units to participate as well. It is a three day event that will see the Cavalry units follow the original path that Gen. Morgan rode in 1863. Both Cavalry columns will encounter infantry units along the way much as in 1863. The Raid will start at the Meigs County Fairgrounds on Friday, July 19, 2013, where there will be encampments Thursday evening. Then Friday they will head to the historic town of Chester, encamp there, then on Saturday, onto Bashan, encamp there, and then Sunday onto Buffington Island, Ohioís only Civil War battlefield, for a closing battle and to rededicate the State Memorial there. This event will offer very unique tactical situations for all units. A Morgan Seminar is being planned and will run concurrent with this event nearby. The usual amenities will be provided. Please consider bringing your unit to Meigs County and enjoy the same view shed from 1863. This event is a listed event with the Ohio Historical Society as a Ohio 150 Project. Please feel free to visit our website at www.morgan150.com
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