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The Yankees’s Had A Picnic

The Yanks went out to the field that day and got a big surprise,
they thought the Rebs would lose this fight, they were not very wise!!
The sandwiches are passed around, it’s going to be a blast,
for they thought the south they’d whip, and this war won’t last.

In time the fighting does begin, they knew their side would win,
but soon the tide is turning, this picnic quickly ends.
The Yanks are in a panic as their army’s in a rout,
a senator finds a loaded gun, as he threatens and he shouts.

A Rebel shell hits a buggy, a buggy rolls on the grass,
this senator needs to get away, a mule he finds at last.
The enemy is getting strong, how the Yankees flee,
a senator blocks the busy road, yet no one hears his pleas.

Someone was not so lucky; for he could not run run away,
so now he is in Richmond, in prison he will stay.
This wasn’t quite the picnic they thought their side would win,
a senator limps to D.C.; “he’ll not do this again”.

A glorious win for the Rebels, they proved that they would fight,
a horrible day for those in blue as they ran away in fright.
The Yankees taught a lesson for their arrogance and pride,
as they ran to Washington for safety and to hide.


"Match ‘Em Up - A Number With A Letter"

1 - He grabbed a gun
2 - Lost buggy/rode mule
3 - Blocked the road
4 - Went to Richmond
5 - Will never do this again

A - Zachariah Chandler
B - James Grimes
C - Ben Wade
D - Henry Wilson
E - Alfred Ely

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Though not a combat soldier during the Civil War, I nevertheless, made an important contribution to the Army.
Unfortunately, because of my line of work, I became a very popular target for enemy fire!
Who am I ?

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I’m going to say you would be the Color Bearer/Flag Bearer. By carrying the flags during battles they would always a visible and vital target to take down; and as my source states - “In addition, color bearers didn’t carry weapons” which makes them a non-combat soldier.
https://gettysburgcompiler.org/2017/01/25/for-duty-honor-and-family-color-bearers-in-the-civil-war/

Edit - The color bearer may not have been carrying a weapon while he was carrying the colors, but prior to becoming a color bearer, he would have carried a weapon and been a combat soldier.

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On bonus, will have to think about this one awhile. My first instinct would be mules or horses but it says who, so maybe President Lincoln? Will check back and hopefully some clarification and narrowing down the possibilities will be posted.
 
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Question 1: The Yankees had a Picnic
1. He grabbed a gun: C - Ben Wade
2. Lost buggy/rode mule: D - Henry Wilson
3. Blocked the road: A - Zachariah Chandler
4. Went to Richmond: E - Alfred Ely
5. Will never do this again: B - James Grimes

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Question 2: Bonus
The Drummer Boy.

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Edit - The source presented here indicates that drummer boys were sometimes killed or wounded, but also says that they were usually moved to the rear when the action got hot, implying that they wouldn't have been "popular targets" for enemy fire. However, the source presented in post # 39 indicates that, in fact, the targeting of drummer boys had a strategic advantage. Therefore, I am accepting drummer boy as a correct response.

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At first I felt frustrated for not finding anything useful - especially after the questions from Wednesday and Thursday - but after having slept on it, I went with the second thought I had after reading the question (the first thought having been horses :happy:):

Color-bearers

They were very important in orientating their regiment in line of battle, but also by being a rallying point when the line was broken. Furthermore, the colors were often the only things seen on the battlefields full of smoke from artillery and muskets, thus providing the generals in the rear a chance to see the battle unfold. That also made them a very popular target for the enemy.
Color-bearers carried no weapons, only their flag, could therefore not fire back. Since they belonged to the regiment, they were soldiers, though non-combatants.

Sources: Historical Dictionary of the Civil War Vol. 1 (p. 316); https://www.historynet.com/fighting-and-dying-for-the-colors-at-gettysburg.htm; He Kept the Colors: The True Story of the General, the Old Man and the Flag (p. 50)

Edit - See edit to post # 4.

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