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In Prince George County, Virginia, Confederate raiders make off with thousands of Union cattle

The "Beefsteak Raid," Prince George County, Virginia, September, 1864, artist's impression, detail
09/16/1864 to 09/17/1864
Confederate cavalry, three thousand strong and under the command of General Wade Hampton made an audacious raid on Union cattle pens at Coggin's Point, Virginia. They secured and transported back to their lines a reported 2,485 cattle and 304 human prisoners.  Known ever since as the "Beefsteak Raid," the effort raised Confederate morale and fed their troops, for a time, at least.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Chronicles of the Great Rebellion Against the United States of America ... (Philadelphia, A. Winch, 1867), 84.
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