from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A unit of military police.
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- n. a detachment under the command of a provost marshall
That on the morning Mr. Oats left home for Milledgeville, the provost guard at Dalton went to his house, at Spring Place, and carried his son off to Dalton.
The Great Speech of Hon. A.H. Stephens, Delivered Before the Georgia Legislature, on Wednesday Night, March 16th, 1864, to which is Added Extracts prom [sic] Gov. Brown's Message to the Georgia Legislature.