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 Hold One’s Own (To).Holdfast. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Hold the Fort.
 
Immortalised as a phrase from its use by General Sherman, who signalled it to General Corse from the top of Kenesaw in 1864.   1
 


 Hold One’s Own (To).Holdfast. 

 
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