You ladies need have no alarm about the proximity of the Yankees, for General Johnston and his army stands there in the mountains like an iron rampart.
After all, men understood these matters much better than women, and if he said General Johnston was an iron rampart, he must be one.
Johnston did stand like an iron rampart in the mountains above Dalton, one hundred miles away.
Dr. Meade summed up the civilian point of view on the matter, one warm May evening on the veranda of Aunt Pitty’s house, when he said that Atlanta had nothing to fear, for General Johnston was standing in the mountains like an iron rampart.
Yes, an iron rampart," he repeated, relishing his phrase.
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they stormed the ramparts of the city
The invaders were unable to penetrate the outer ramparts.