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The battle of Belmont. In the early days of November, 1861, the regiment of which I was Lieutenant-Colonel, the One Hundred and Fifty-fourth senior regiment, Tennessee volunteers, First brigade, Second division, was in camp at Columbus, Kentucky. This was General Polk's headquarters. His encampment was strongly fortified with batteries, which commanded the river. Immediately opposite and across the river is the small village of Belmont, Missouri. Here Colonel Tappan was posted. His command consisted of his own regiment, the Thirteenth Arkansas, Captain Beltzhoover's (Watson battery), of six guns, and two companies of Colonel Miller's battalion of cavalry, under Captain Bowles and Lieutenant Jones. It was between two and three o'clock on the morning of the 7th of November, 1861, that General Polk received information from his aid-de-camp, Major Winslow, that the enemy was moving a strong force, designed to attack General Jeff. Thompson's position at Bloomfield and New M