A rearguard action by a determined minority may hold back the tide of history for a while.
These would be setbacks, but they would also be rearguard actions that wouldn't hold for long.
The caravan was kept in 120 steady order, and the rearguard was frequently hailed by the leader.
Some of them who had been on duty in the rearguard had had no breakfast (it so happened).
Bonaparte's army, if the rearguard be included, numbered 41,000 men.
There seemed to be no disposition to push this rearguard when we got up to Fairfield.
A determined attack was made on the convoy and on the rearguard, but it was beaten off.
Three feet above was the flooring, and all the rearguard passing over.
He was to lead the rearguard, and to receive a liberal pay for his services.
We are in,' said the man, as he drove into the rearguard and the camel knelt.