Soldiers were continually rushing backwards and forwards near it, and he saw two of them and a man in a frieze coat dragging burning beams into another yard across the street, while others carried bundles of hay.
It was only now that he noticed wounded men staggering along or being carried on stretchers.
At times, as if to allow them a respite, a quarter of an hour passed during which the cannon balls and shells all flew overhead, but sometimes several men were torn from the regiment in a minute and the slain were continually being dragged away and the wounded carried off.
The killed were dragged from the front, the wounded carried away, and the ranks closed up.
The militiamen carried Prince Andrew to the dressing station by the wood, where wagons were stationed.