GAUDE, bugler in the 106th regiment of the line. "He was a big, skinny,
sorrowful, taciturn man, without a hair on his chin, and blew his
instrument with the lungs of a whirlwind." On the 1st September, during
the defence of the Hermitage, he became seized with the madness of
heroism, and continued to blow after his comrades had been slain and
until he himself was shot down. La Debacle.