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Ohio River island site of 1863 Civil War battle that thwarted Morgan’s Raiders

Ravenswood, July 19, 2013 – With no coastline and no ocean ports, West Virginia seems an unlikely locale for a battle involving the U.S. Navy.

But 150 years ago today, a few miles upstream from this Ohio River town, artillery fire from a pair of Navy gunboats in West Virginia waters played a key role in bringing an abrupt end to a daring Confederate cavalry raid that swept through Indiana and Ohio.

Read the entire article by Rick Steelhammer in the Charleston Gazette….

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