Muffling’s memoirs provide an exceptional firsthand account of the Napoleonic Wars by one of Prussia’s finest general staff officers. Muffling covers everything from his early posts in 1805 and his account of the battle of Jena in 1806 through the Waterloo campaign in 1815 and his diplomatic role at the Congress of Aix-la-Chapelle at the end of the wars. His memoirs are a valuable primary source, one of the few accounts written by a senior Prussian officer in the Napoleonic Wars to be translated into English.
Napoleonic Library MEMOIRS OF BARON VON MUFFLING A Prussian Officer in Napoleonic Wars
The author Baron von Muffling was a member of the Prussian General Staff who witnessed Napoleon’s defeat of his country at the battle of Jena in 1805 and the French occupation of Berlin. Revenge followed a decade later when Muffling was present at the Emperor’s final defeat at Waterloo.