THE JOURNAL OF HORACE ST. PAUL
As I'm really diving into the 1757 Kolín campaign for my mod, I've already gathered sufficient information on the setup of the Prussian troops, thanks to the "Großer Generalstab" opus magnus. However, for the Habsburg side, I've got the general idea, but not the exact set-up of Dauns force on May 10th and the reinforcements up to the battle of Kolín in June. Unfortunately, the "austrian" version of the "Großer Generalstab" got stuck in the War of the Austrian Succession. Therefore, I was looking for the journal of Horace St. Paul (1729-1812)
(no english wiki-entry available, it seems), who was aide-de-camp of Daun and left a comprehensive journal that would help me a lot, judging from what I could already read in the 1756-account. Even though he was in Prague under siege in May/June 1757, and not in Dauns army, there could still be some valuable information in it.
The journal has been published recently by Gralene Books, translated and edited by Neil Cogswell, in several tomes (or rather booklets) one of which I already own (the 1756 one). Unfortunately, the others seem to be unavailable for now. The journal has been published before in 1914 (Cambridge University Press), but the only online access I could find was this one: https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/000459928
. Unfortunately, it's for US only. Since the view of the book doesn't load for me (even with US proxy, it gets stuck in the "loading-animation"), I wanted to ask if there is someone from the US who could try and see if it loads properly (and perhaps send it to me
). I would be very thankfull.
PS. For anyone who understands German, here are the links to the two relevant "Großer Generalstab"-tomes for 1757:
series 3 (7YW), tome 2: INvasion of Bohemia & battle of Prague: ??? can't find it right now. I've got it as a PDF, but I remember it was pretty hard to find.
series 3 (7YW), tome 3: battle of Kolín, the Prussian retreat from Bohemia: http://digital.ub.uni-potsdam.de/content/pageview/151895
Pretty much all the tomes of the "Großer Generalstab" (except for hard-to-find tome 2/Prague) are available online here
. Scroll down, then search for "Friedrich" and click all the results (the titles don't show, you have to find them out yourselves).