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Under a Summer Sun
(to the tune “Under the BoardWalk”)

1.
We’re in Petersburg, and the Yanks are all around,
supplies are tight, nothing can be found.
My men are hungry, no food to spare,
then our scouts report, it’s an answer to prayer.

(Under a summer sun) they saw a cattle herd,
(Under a summer sun) now our hunger’s stirred.
(Under a summer sun) just around the bend,
(Under a summer sun) that’s where they’re penned.
Under a Summer Sun!! Summer Sun!!

2.
It’s been hard on the troops, when we’re in a siege,
today my men will be, first rate cattle thieves.
We’re on a mission, to find some food,
to have success, we must be shrewd.

(Under a summer sun) at the break of day,
(Under a summer sun) now we’re on the way.
(Under a summer sun) just one more night.
(Under a summer sun) then we’ll have this fight,
Under a Summer Sun!! Summer Sun!!

3.
We can see the herd, as they’re grazing in the grass,
now we’re off and running, fighting’s done at last.
My men were desperate, to complete this feat,
motivated, you see, they only want to eat.

(Under a summer sun) we got our grub,
(Under a summer sun) manna from above,
(Under a summer sun) it sure was great,
(Under a summer sun) we are eating steaks!!
Under a Summer Sun!! Summer Sun!!!

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  1. We know this today as the ___________ Raid.
  2. Who was the Rebel General leading his men?
  3. How many cattle did this General say in “his after action report” were captured from the Union?
  4. How many cattle did this General say in “his after action report” were received in the Confederate Camp?
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  1. We know this today as the Beefsteak Raid.
  2. Who was the Rebel General leading his men? Wade Hampton
  3. How many cattle did this General say in “his after action report” were captured from the Union? 2486
  4. How many cattle did this General say in “his after action report” were received in the Confederate Camp? 2468
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  1. We know this today as the ___________ Raid.
  2. Who was the Rebel General leading his men?
  3. How many cattle did this General say in “his after action report” were captured from the Union?
  4. How many cattle did this General say in “his after action report” were received in the Confederate Camp?
1. The Beefsteak Raid.
2. Wade Hampton.
3. 2486.
4. 2468, with hopes to "get the few remaining ones."
<The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Serial 87, pp. 944-946, Chapter LIV, Numbers 374: Reports of Major General Wade Hampton, C. S. Army commanding Cavalry Corps, Army of Northern Virginia, of operations August 25, September 14-17, September 29-October 1, October 27-28, and December 7-11. https://ehistory.osu.edu/books/official-records/087/0942>
 

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1. beef steak raid

2. General Wade Hampton

3. 2,468

4. About the same?

Edit - Sorry, Ethan S., the answers to the third and fourth parts of the question had to match what Hampton's after action report said, and he stated the exact numbers.

Welcome to the trivia game and to CivilWarTalk, anyway. Hope you'll come back and play again.

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