Sat, Sep 03

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Washington Riverfront Park

The First Ohio Invasion

The Great Indiana-Ohio Raid of 1863 was not the first Confederate incursion on Ohio soil. In 1862 Albert Gallatin Jenkins led his Virginians across the "boot" of the Buckeye State. Come join this car caravan tour to learn about the Trans-Allegheny Raid in Ohio!

The First Ohio Invasion

Time & Location

Sep 03, 10:30 AM

Washington Riverfront Park, Lock House Rd, Ravenswood, WV 26164, USA

About the event

This is a car caravan tour that will involve a few stops to discuss the raid as well as Albert Gallatin Jenkins.  We will meet at the lockhouse in the Washington Riverfront Park in Ravenswood, West Virginia.  We will drive across the boot and end in Racine, Ohio with stops and stories along the way.  The tour is free and will last 2-3 hours (donations to cover the tour guide's travel accepted, and anything extra will be donated to the Buffington Island Battlefield Preservation Foundation.  The tour takes place nearly 160 years to the day the Confederates moved across the boot in Ohio.  To our knowledge no one has offered a tour like this, and it will most likely never be offered again.

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