Other works deserving special mention are: Ermolov, Siberia as a Colony (3rd ed., 1894); Jarilow, Ein Beitrag zur Landwirtschaft in Sibirien (Leipzig, 1896).
They were Russians: Bagration, Ermolov (who was beginning to come to the front), and others.
Ermolov had weason to ask to be pwomoted to be a German!
"Go, my dear fellow," he said to Ermolov, "and see whether something can't be done."
When Ermolov, having been sent by Kutuzov to inspect the position, told the field marshal that it was impossible to fight there before Moscow and that they must retreat, Kutuzov looked at him in silence.
Ermolov, Kaysarov, and Toll, who had just arrived, sat down on this bench.
Ermolov, Dokhturov, and Raevski agreed with Bennigsen.
He was told by his fellow officers that the screams of the crowd and the shrieks of the woman were due to the fact that General Ermolov, coming up to the crowd and learning that soldiers were dispersing among the shops while crowds of civilians blocked the bridge, had ordered two guns to be unlimbered and made a show of firing at the bridge.
Ermolov had been to see Bennigsen a few days previously and had entreated him to use his influence with the commander-in-chief to induce him to take the offensive.
Toll read them to Ermolov, asking him to attend to the further arrangements.
I haven't time just now, replied Ermolov, and left the hut.
When the necessary number of copies of the dispositions had been prepared, an officer was summoned and sent to deliver them to Ermolov to deal with.
The officer of the Horse Guards went to a general with whom Ermolov was often to be found.
One man said he had seen Ermolov ride past with some other generals, others said he must have returned home.
Ermolov was nowhere to be found and no one knew where he was.
Ermolov came forward with a frown on his face and, hearing what the officer had to say, took the papers from him without a word.
His wrath, once expended, did not return, and blinking feebly he listened to excuses and self-justifications (Ermolov did not come to see him till the next day) and to the insistence of Bennigsen, Konovnitsyn, and Toll that the movement that had miscarried should be executed next day.
When Kutuzov was informed that at the French rear--where according to the reports of the Cossacks there had previously been nobody--there were now two battalions of Poles, he gave a sidelong glance at Ermolov who was behind him and to whom he had not spoken since the previous day.
Ermolov screwed up his eyes and smiled faintly on hearing these words.
"He's having a little fun at my expense," said Ermolov softly, nudging with his knee Raevski who was at his side.
Soon after this, Ermolov moved up to Kutuzov and respectfully remarked:
Ermolov wished to act on his own judgment, but Dokhturov insisted that he must have Kutuzov's instructions.
Ermolov, Miloradovich, Platov, and others in proximity to the French near Vyazma could not resist their desire to cut off and break up two French corps, and by way of reporting their intention to Kutuzov they sent him a blank sheet of paper in an envelope.
When Arakcheev, coming to him from the Emperor, said that Ermolov ought to be appointed chief of the artillery, Kutuzov replied: "Yes, I was just saying so myself," though a moment before he had said quite the contrary.
Toll, Konovnitsyn, and Ermolov received fresh appointments.