Battle of Salineville

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Battle of Salineville
New Lisbon, New Lisbon Road, Wellsville
Began:

July 26, 1863

Ended:

Same day

Location:

Columbiana County, Ohio

Theater:

Western Theater

Campaign:

Morgan’s Raid in Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio

Outcome:

Union victory

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Combatants
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Commanders

James Shackelford
Brigadier General, USA

John Hunt Morgan
Brigadier General, CSA

Strength

2,600

400

Casualties

None

364

  

After escaping encirclement at Buffington’s Island with about 400 of his men, Morgan continued east and north, attempting to find a safe crossing over the Ohio River. With several columns of Union cavalry in hot pursuit, Morgan passed through Salineville, riding down the railroad toward Smith’s Ford. Turning onto the New Lisbon Road, Morgan’s raiders were finally cut off. Morgan surrendered. During this raid, Morgan and his men captured and paroled about 6,000 Union soldiers and militia, destroyed 34 bridges, disrupted the railroads at more than 60 places, and diverted tens of thousands of troops from other duties. (NPS summary)

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