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My station was on the right of the line, where the breastwork, ending in a redoubt, was steep and high.
Our camp was enclosed with a solid wall of the dead—a bulwark, a breastwork, of corpses, you may say.
I found the reserves had thrown up a breastwork from the Ohio 348 to the Kanawha, thus inclosing the camp on the Point.
A VIRGINIA SCOUTHUGH PENDEXTER
He was on the crest of the hill, and at every lull in the strife his men piled the loose stones into a rude breastwork.
THE BOYS OF '61CHARLES CARLETON COFFIN.
They move upon the run,—up to the breastwork of rails,—bearing Hancock's line to the top of the ridge,—so powerful their momentum.
THE BOYS OF '61CHARLES CARLETON COFFIN.
Then both men made a triangular breastwork of the two dead horses and their saddles.
BLAZED TRAIL STORIESSTEWART EDWARD WHITE
The two cowmen realised this and settled down more comfortably behind their breastwork.
BLAZED TRAIL STORIESSTEWART EDWARD WHITE
Some were, frankly, so full of water that they had to be abandoned, and a breastwork erected behind.
The gate was then shut and the men mounted the battlements, or breastwork, to watch for the expected foe.
Then he took up his position behind the breastwork and made ready to hold it to the last possible minute.
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