In crossing the Alps, the soldiers of Suvorov, overwhelmed with fatigues, and dispirited with hardships, no longer obeyed his voice, or observed their usual discipline. He ordered a ditch to be dug, and stretching himself in it, cried out to his mutinous soldiers, "Cover me up with earth, your general desires here to be interred, since you abandon him." They all threw themselves at his feet, and followed him with devotion and enthusiasm.

From The Percy Anecdotes