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Wagon train   /wˈægən treɪn/   Listen
Wagon train

noun
1.
A procession (of wagons or mules or camels) traveling together in single file.  Synonyms: caravan, train.  "They joined the wagon train for safety"






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"Wagon train" Quotes from Famous Books



... I was still an officer in a white regiment, that illustrates the curious transition through which the negroes were passing. I had charge of a company detailed to guard a wagon train out foraging. Early one morning, just as we were about to resume our march, a Kentucky lieutenant rode up to me, saluted, and said he had some runaway negroes whom he had arrested to send back to their masters, but as he was ordered away, he would turn them over to me. At that time ...
— The Black Phalanx - African American soldiers in the War of Independence, the - War of 1812, and the Civil War • Joseph T. Wilson

... some by the buffalo. There was not at that time a single habitation, cultivated field, or herd of domestic animals, between Corpus Christi and Matamoras. It was necessary, therefore, to have a wagon train sufficiently large to transport the camp and garrison equipage, officers' baggage, rations for the army, and part rations of grain for the artillery horses and all the animals taken from the north, where they had been accustomed ...
— Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Complete • Ulysses S. Grant



Words linked to "Wagon train" :   prairie wagon, Conestoga wagon, Conestoga, caravan, procession, train, prairie schooner, covered wagon



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