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Battle of Belmont

Location: Belmont, MO
Dates: November 7, 1861
Union Commander:  Ulysses S. Grant, Brigadier General
Confederate Commander:  Gideon J. Pillow, Brigadier General

Battle Summary:
Ulysses S. Grant was promoted to brigadier general on August 7, 1861.  His first assignment would be to command the garrison at Cairo, IL - at the junction of the Mississippi, and Ohio Rivers.

With the incursion, of CS Major General Leonidas Polk's Confederate army, into Kentucky, Grant would quickly have an opportunity to prove himself.  More>>>>

 

 

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