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Video footage: Soldiers and Sailors Civil war monument in Cleveland, Ohio. The Advance Guard. The memorial was opened on July 4, 1894 with sculptures by architect Levi Scofield (1842–1917).
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Definition of the noun advance guard

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  1. a unit or units leading the way of advancing or marching troops, guarding them from ambushes, reconnoitering and pursuing the enemy, etc.
  2. an individual soldier in the same role.

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Google previewMilitary Operations Under Special Conditions of Terrain and Weather (2008)

by I. M. Datz

Advance Guard. An advance guard is a detachment sent ...

Google previewRecord of Proceedings at the Annual Re-union (1876)

by United States. Army. Maine Cavalry Regiment, 1st (1861-1865)

On either side of the advance guard is a quartette of flankers, one in command of Corporal George Northrop and the other in command of Corporal Joseph H. Coffin, the men of ...

Google previewOpposing Forces (1977)


The advance guard is a motorized rifle battalion reinforced with the reconnaissance company, antiaircraft, engineer, and antitank elements. The advance guard is responsible for overcoming local opposition, particularly antitank weapons, and ...

Google previewOperations (1982)

The advance guard is a security force provided by the main body. It operates to the front of the ...

Google previewLexicon Technicum: Or, An Universal English Dictionary Of Arts And Sciences (1725)

Explaining Not Only the Terms of Art, But the Arts Themselves by John Harris

- - ADVANCE GUARD, is the first Line or Divifion of an Army, ranged or marching in Battlearray; or that Pärt which is ...

Google previewPansegrouw's Crossword Dictionary (1994)

by Louisa Pansegrouw

elderly, old advanced university student post-graduate advance guard van, vanguard advancement furtherance, headway, improvement, progress, promotion, step advance money forward, lend advance notice forecast, forewarn, indication, ...

Google previewMilitary Dictionary (1861)

by H. L. Scott

An advance guard and a sufficient number of sentinels for the safety and police of the park and bivouac are then posted. The park is ordinarily a hollow square, but locality will dictate its form. It should furnish an enclosed space for the horses ...

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The advance guard in the campaign for peace that America wages today must be the State Department. (Louis A. Johnson)
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