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- n. The chain of transportation mechanisms supplying food and materiel to an army in battle, or other field operation.
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- n. a route over which supplies can be delivered
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Fallaji Cavalry had struck along the length of the supply line throughout the march and on several occasions had taken a tower, forcing part of the army to double back to re-establish their lines of communications.
Even if we’re victorious at Castlemont, enemy forces could easily sever our supply line over the mountains while we engage the main host of Achardus. “
This village was chosen because it was approximately equidistant from the major sectors and was on the railroad that would be the army's principal supply line on any retreat to join the forces in North Carolina.6
After reinforcing that command, the Federals might undertake an advance against the Petersburg and Weldon Railroad, which was for the Army of Northern Virginia the sole rail supply line east of the Blue Ridge.
General George H. Thomas, who succeeded Rosecrans, proceeded to secure his supply line by placing a strong force downstream on the Tennessee at Brown's Ferry.
The harpy supply line resumed, bringing box suppers for all, and facilities for washing and refuse were set up in mountain crevices.