a river in N Virginia, flowing E from the Blue Ridge Mountains into the Rappahannock River: Civil War battle 1862.

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Historical Examples of rapidan

  • 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