Rappahannock River

the headwaters of the Rapidan tributary of the Rappahannock River (red circle) defined the southern boundary of the Fairfax Grant
the headwaters of the Rapidan tributary of the Rappahannock River (red circle) defined the southern boundary of the Fairfax Grant
Source: Library of Congress, A map of the most inhabited part of Virginia containing the whole province of Maryland with part of Pensilvania, New Jersey and North Carolina (by Joshua Fry and Peter Jefferson, 1755)

the Rapidan River is the largest tributary of the Rappahannock River
the Rapidan River is the largest tributary of the Rappahannock River
Source: Library of Congress, Position of Union and Rebel armies at Fredericksburg, Decr. 1st 1862

Early Settlement Up the... Rappahannock?

Embrey Dam

Potomac, Shenandoah, and Rappahannock watersheds
Potomac, Shenandoah, and Rappahannock watersheds
Source: Middle Atlantic River Forecast Center

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Union troops crossing the Rappahannock River on pontoon bridges to seize Fredericksburg, December 1862
Union troops crossing the Rappahannock River on pontoon bridges to seize Fredericksburg, December 1862
Source: Frank Leslie's illustrated history of the Civil War (p.271)


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