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Title, side A
First Ohio Invasion
Title, side B
Text, side A
Brigadier General Albert G. Jenkins of Virginia, with 350 Confederate cavalrymen, crossed the Ohio River near this point on September 3, 1862, and advanced to Racine. After occupying the town for a few hours and after seizing a dozen horses, the troops re-crossed the river at Wolf's Bar. This was the first invasion of Ohio soil by Confederate troops during the Civil War.
Text, side B
5589 OH 124
Portland, OH 45770
Buffington Island Battlefield Memorial Site, W side of OH 124 just S of Portland
Latitude: 39.0021760, Longitude: -81.7740890.
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