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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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fits to "Im a Good ole Rebel" To just saying :smile: sorry don't know the answers
 

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  1. We know this today as the Beefsteak Raid.
  2. Who was the Rebel General leading his men? Alvarez Kelly 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? 2486
 
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1. Beefsteak Raid
2. General Wade Hampton
3. 2,486 - Ref. #3
4, 2,468 - Ref. #3


Sources
1. http://www.wadehamptoncamp.org/hist-bs.html
2. http://www.beyondthecrater.com/resources/bat-sum/petersburg-siege-sum/the-beefsteak-raid-summaries/
3. http://www.wadehamptoncamp.org/hist-bs.html

In his after-action report, Hampton wrote: "the command returned to their old quarters after an absence of three days, during which they had marched upward of 100 miles, defeating the enemy in two fights, and bringing from his lines in safety a large amount of captured property, together with 304 prisoners. Of the 2,486 cattle captured 2,468 have been brought in, and I hope [to] get the few remaining ones. Three guidons were taken and eleven wagons brought in safely, several others having been destroyed. Three camps of the enemy were burned, after securing from them some very valuable stores, including quite a number of blankets. My loss was 10 killed, 47 wounded, and 4 missing."

Edit - Since the third and fourth parts of the question asked specifically for the numbers stated in Hampton's after action report and that report stated the numbers exactly, a correct answer would have to get both numbers exactly right. Hampton's report notes that there were a few remaining that hadn't been brought into camp, so it's clear that there should be a slight discrepancy between the number captured and the number brought in.

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