Morgan's Raiders are denied access to the Ohio River at Pomeroy, Ohio.

July 18, 1863

Confederate Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan led his cavalry toward Pomeroy, Ohio, near the Eight Mile Island Ford, where he intended to cross into West Virginia. The Rebels were denied access to the river and Morgan headed toward the next ford upstream at Buffington Island, some 20 miles to the southeast.

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