Two mounted Frenchmen, probably adjutants, were galloping up the hill.
He fought with distinction in 1812 and 1813, losing an arm at the battle of Dresden, and in 1814 was promoted colonel and appointed one of the emperor's adjutants.
Traudl Junge confirmed the story to me, as did Darges, and all Hitler's other adjutants.
He told me himself that all the Moscow ladies have conspired to give him all their sons as adjutants.
In spite of Prince Andrew's disagreeable, ironical tone, in spite of the contempt with which Rostov, from his fighting army point of view, regarded all these little adjutants on the staff of whom the newcomer was evidently one, Rostov felt confused, blushed, and became silent.