I saw General Wrede fall, and hastened to his assistance; his men raised him up, and he then said to me:
'Tell the Emperor that I die for him; I recommend to him my wife and children.'
He was being supported, and, to reassure him, I said, laughing:
'I think that you will be able to make this recommendation to him yourself; and, what is more, that your wife will continue to have children by you.'
It proved to be a slight wound from a bullet that had grazed his side. The wind of the bullet had made him giddy.