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Fred Albrecht held down fort for UNLV on regular basis

In 1864, the story goes, Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman wired a military order to Gen. John M. Corse back at Union Army headquarters in Altoona, Pennsylvania. The directive was supposed to say "hold on, relief is coming." It came out "hold the fort," and then after that, it became "hold down the fort."