The Battle of Belmont: Grant Strikes South

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Univ of North Carolina Press, 1991 - History - 310 pages
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The battle of Belmont was the first battle in the western theater of the Civil War and, more importantly, the first battle of the war fought by Ulysses S. Grant. It set a pattern for warfare not only in the Mississippi Valley but at Fort Donelson and Shil
 

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This book offers the reader a well researched and presented account of the Battle of Belmont, the first battle in the Western Theatre and one of the first battles fought by Ulysses S. Grant. The book ... Read full review

Contents

What I Want Is to Advance
1
Grant and McClernand
8
Cairo
14
Polk and Pillow
26
Columbus
36
Down the River to Look for a Fight
45
Walke
60
Turn Out Turn Out
65
Surrounded Surrounded
147
A Perfect Storm of Death
164
Pumpkins in a Cornfield
178
A Glorious Repulse
189
It Will Not Do to Smile In Triumph
198
Organization of Forces at the Battle of Belmont
209
Beyond Belmont
215
Notes
221

My Heart Kept Getting Higher and Higher
78
Nothing out There but Yankees
93
Every Man Was Now His Own Captain
114
Fighting the Same Ground over Again
134
Bibliography
277
Index
297
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About the author (1991)

Robert I. Girardi is president of the Chicago Civil War Roundtable and coeditor, with Peter Cozzens, of "The Military Memoirs of General John Pope," Nathaniel Cheairs Hughes Jr. is the author of numerous books, including "Pride of the Confederate Artillery: The Washington Artillery in the Army of Tennessee.

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