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Benjamin Franklin Cheatham
November 7, 1861 Battle of Belmont

U. S. Grant [US] defeats Gideon Pillow [CS]. Grant's men are then routed by B. F. Cheatham [CS].

U. S. 607
C. S. 641
  Ulysses S. Grant
  Gideon Pillow
  Battle of Belmont
  Leonidas Polk
October 8, 1862 Battle of Perryville

Braxton Bragg [CS] and Don Carlos Buell [US] fight the largest battle on Kentucky soil. The battle is generally regarded as a draw, although Buell claimed victory. Less than half of Buell's men participated because he did not know a major battle was taking place less than 2 miles from his headquarters
  Braxton Bragg
  Don Carlos Buell
  Army of the Ohio
  Army of Tennessee
  Philip Sheridan
  Confederate Invasion of Kentucky
  William Hardee
  Simon Bolivar Buckner
  Leonidas Polk
  Patrick Cleburne
July 22, 1864 Battle of Atlanta
Hood's Second Sortie

Major General William Hardee [CS] hits James McPherson's [US] line from the south while Major General B. F. Cheatham [CS] attacks his corps along its wide front. In spite of McPherson's death the Union wins the battle
  Atlanta Campaign
  William Hardee
  Battle of Atlanta

Benjamin Franklin Cheatham

Commonly know as Frank Cheatham, this Tennessee native served in the Confederate virtually every major battle fought by the army in which he served, variously known as the Army of Central Kentucky, Army of Mississippi, the Army of Tennessee and the Army of Georgia.

At the Battle of Belmont Cheatham advance under orders from Leonidas Polk and blocked Ulysses S. Grant from returning to his boats on the Mississippi River north of Belmont, Missouri. Grant concentrated his forces and struck Cheatham's line, pushing through to the relative safety of Union gunboats. After the battle, Cheatham and Grant met to discuss a prisoner exchange and discover they each had a fondness for horse racing.

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Battle of Belmont
Belmont, Missouri
Leonidas Polk
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