Better to strike the rear guard than to feather a shaft in the earth.
Half the escort went on ahead; the other half formed the rear guard.
You and I will go, and leave Wade and Fuller behind as a rear guard.
Then he blew his whistle, to attract the rear guard as it passed, in the dark.
He now came to his former chief with an order from the commander of the rear guard.
I would then say, "Downs, you will follow about 150 yards behind us as rear guard."
After the cows stalked the big bull, as if acting as rear guard for his herd.
Kirby whistled from where he rode with the rear guard as they rejoined the company.
The 6th (Irish) regiment was in rear, and I took two companies for a rear guard.
Then I shall join you, and Drew and I will form the rear guard.