Rear Guard Of An Advancing Force
Categories: THE THEORY OF SECURITY
Military Handbooks: The Plattsburg Manual Advanced Training
If there is a possibility that the rear of the column may be attacked, a
rear guard of suitable strength and composition is provided, its conduct
is practically the same as that of the rear guard of a retreating force.
It generally marches in rear of the trains, those organizations
following the combatant troops without distance.