Remarkable Ohio


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11-53 Morgans Raid Route – Skirmish at Bashan Church

Side A: General John Hunt Morgan led 2,000 Confederate cavalrymen into Meigs County on July 18, 1863, during a 45-day raid north of the Ohio River. In pursuit, Union forces under Gen. James M. Shackelford and Col. Frank L. Wolford deployed near Bashan Church on the morning of July 19. Near this point five regiments of Kentucky cavalry and the 45th Ohio Mounted Infantry met Confederates retreating from the battle at Buffington Island, three miles east. During this skirmish, Confederate Colonels Richard C. Morgan, William W. Ward, and D. Howard Smith surrendered their commands, numbering about 400 men and officers.
Side B: Same
Sponsors: The Meigs County Historical Society, Ohio Travel and Tourism and The Ohio Historical Society
Address: SE corner of Racine-Bashan Road/County Road 28 and Eagle Ridge Road, 
Location: Bashan Volunteer Fire Department building
Latitude: 39.0431860
Longitude: -81.8652720