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Shenandoah

[shen-uh n-doh-uh]
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noun
  1. a river flowing NE from N Virginia to the Potomac at Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. About 200 miles (322 km) long.
  2. a valley in N Virginia, between the Blue Ridge and Allegheny mountains: Civil War campaigns 1862–64.
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  • Cedar Creek was the ending of the campaign in the Shenandoah valley.

  • Ardour, elasticity, strength returned to the Army of the Shenandoah.

    The Long Roll

    Mary Johnston

  • Below brawled the Shenandoah, just to the east sprang the Massanuttens.

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    Mary Johnston

  • The pine trees took it up, and the hazel copses and the hurrying Shenandoah.

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    Mary Johnston

  • Headquarters was situated on the green bank of the Shenandoah.

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Word Origin and History for shenandoah

Shenandoah

originally a place name in Dutchess County, N.Y., from Oneida (Iroquoian) family name Skenondoah, derived from oskenon:to "deer." Later transferred to river and valley in Virginia.

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