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Rapidan

[rap-i-dan] /ˌræp ɪˈdæn/
noun
1.
a river in N Virginia, flowing E from the Blue Ridge Mountains into the Rappahannock River: Civil War battle 1862.
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  • On the 9th of August we forded the Rapidan in search of the enemy.

    Reminiscences of a Rebel Wayland Fuller Dunaway
  • Swift Run, an affluent of the Rapidan, has its source in this gap.

  • It left the vicinity of the Rapidan about one week after its arrival there.

    The Seventh Regiment George L. Wood
  • On the 8th of August he crossed the Rapidan, and moved toward Culpeper.

    Campfire and Battlefield

    Rossiter Johnson
  • The halt after crossing the Rapidan is known in the annals of Co.

    Company G

    A. R. (Albert Rowe) Barlow
  • This must be at the junction of the Rapidan and Robinson rivers.

  • They forded the Rapidan and rejoined their regiment with nothing to tell.

    The Sword of Antietam Joseph A. Altsheler
  • The movement from the Rapidan to Cold Harbor was made in thirty days.

    The Boys of '61 Charles Carleton Coffin.
  • All of Grant's movements from the Rapidan to Petersburg were retreats.

    The Boys of '61 Charles Carleton Coffin.
  • We must recross the Rapidan and Rappahannock at certain fords.

    The Boy Spy Joseph Kerby

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