Turning to his aides he said, "Come gentlemen," and they followed him into the farmhouse.
Then they break into platoons, and are inspected, man by man, by the adjutant and his aides.
The Captain let his glance wander about from one to another of his aides.
Perhaps the aides carrying them were among the slain, perhaps this, perhaps that.
That will allow for two aides de camp ...