To: His Royal Highness, Emperor Napoleon 1
From: Marechal Berthier, Chef d' Etat-Major
As your Highness has commanded, I have prepared a log of all surviving messages from the recent campaign in Bavaria, for your perusal and archiving at the Ecole Militaire. Your Highness will of coure appreciate that some messages were not recovered due to the inherent chaos of war and the battlefield! Your Majesty's handwriting can be difficult to decipher at times, even for one as experienced in reading it as my humble self. The Archduke is not far behind in that regard. I also observe that your Highness and the Archduke both indicated the location to which they were sending the message, rather than the usual convention of where they were themselves located. Finally, you will note General Morand's sense of humor when confronting the enemy. His sang-froid is legendary! Has your Majesty considered the good general for the Marshalate? Additionally, I attach a rendition of a blood stained sketch map of the Bavarian Theater found on the body of the late General St. Hilaire on the battlefield at Aspern-Essling.
Message Log for 1809 Campaign in Bavaria