- a river flowing SE from N Virginia into the Chesapeake Bay: Civil War battle 1863. 185 miles (300 km) long.
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A year ago, all was quiet on the Potomac—now all is quiet on the Rappahannock.Diary from November 12, 1862, to October 18, 1863
Under cover of the night we recrossed the Rappahannock in safety.
General Lee is reported to be falling back to the Rappahannock.
We then took the road to Tappahannock, a small village on the Rappahannock.
Our infantry is engaged in repairing the railroad to Rappahannock Station.