What does the word countermarch mean?

Usage examples for countermarch

  1. It was most probable that larger bodies had already begun their countermarch from Ladysmith. – London to Ladysmith via Pretoria by Winston Spencer Churchill
  2. Instead, Would I might countermarch and meet you. – Poems by Arthur Macy
  3. Gonzalo Pizarro continued the chase some leagues beyond Pastos; when, finding himself carried farther than he desired into the territories of Benalcazar, and not caring to encounter this formidable captain at disadvantage, he came to a halt, and, notwithstanding his magnificent vaunt about the North Sea, ordered a retreat, and made a rapid countermarch on Quito. – History-of-the-Conquest-of-Peru by Prescott, William Hickling