Battle of Belmont Timeline (November 7th, 1861)


The battle of Belmont was rather insignificant in the grand scope of the Civil War but gave Union General Grant much-needed field experience.

There are a total of (2) Battle of Belmont Timeline (November 7th, 1861) events in the CivilWarTimeline.net database. Entries are listed below by date-of-occurrence ascending (first-to-last). Other leading and trailing events are also included for perspective.
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COMMAND: General Ulysses S. Grant
FORCES: Union Army
STRENGTH: 3,114
CASUALTIES: 607
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Confederate Victory
COMMAND: General Leonidas Polk
FORCES: Confederate Army
STRENGTH: 5,000
CASUALTIES: 641








November 7, 1861

Confederate forces, including generals Leonidas Poke and Gideon Pillow, are victorious against a Union force under the command of General Grant at Belmont, Missouri.



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November 7, 1861

The Battle of Belmont is fought on Missouri soil. It marks the first major engagement for Union General Ulysses S. Grant. A force of about 5,000 Confederates square off against 3,114 Union in Mississippi County, Missouri. It is a Confederate victory but gives Grant much-needed experience in field command.



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