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[rap-i-dan] /ˌræp ɪˈdæn/
a river in N Virginia, flowing E from the Blue Ridge Mountains into the Rappahannock River: Civil War battle 1862. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He's with Meade back near that old quartz mill where we had dinner the day we crossed the Rapidan.

    A Boy Trooper With Sheridan Stanton P. Allen
  • The halt after crossing the Rapidan is known in the annals of Co.

    Company G A. R. (Albert Rowe) Barlow
  • The army of the Potomac was on the north side of the Rapidan, while on the south side was the rebel army.

    Our Standard-Bearer Oliver Optic
  • They forded the Rapidan and rejoined their regiment with nothing to tell.

    The Sword of Antietam Joseph A. Altsheler
  • Grant opened operations by crossing the Rapidan and telegraphing Sherman to advance into Georgia.

    The Day of the Confederacy Nathaniel W. Stephenson
  • We must recross the Rapidan and Rappahannock at certain fords.

    The Boy Spy Joseph Kerby
  • The pontoons were taken off immediately, while the troops halted to rest on the other side of the Rapidan.

  • On the 1st of December he returned to his old quarters on the Rapidan.

    The Greater Republic Charles Morris
  • Lee allowed Grant to cross the Rapidan unopposed and penetrate the tangled wilds of the Wilderness.

    The Southerner Thomas Dixon
  • The captain of the Rapidan said he had a man in mind for the place, sir.

    Wide Courses James Brendan Connolly

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