On the evening of the 23rd of May the army of Versailles expended—
26,000 discharges (calibre
0.16m), marine guns.
2000 " " 0.22m), "
60,000 " " 0.24m), rifled guns.
30,000 " " 0.12m), rifled siege guns.
12,000 " (calibre of 7), used as a siege gun.
150 bombs of 0.32m
360 " 0.27m
2500 " 0.22m
5500 " 0.16m
Total 138,800 discharges of siege guns and mortars.—“Guerre des Communeux,” p. 321.
The great feature of the second siege of Paris was the prudence exercised in manoeuvring the men so as to protect them from needless exposure, practical experience in German encounters having taught the line a severe lesson. From the report of Marshal MacMahon we learn that the lost amounted to 83 officers killed, and 430 wounded; 794 soldiers killed, and 6,024 wounded, and 183 missing in all.
LIST OF PUBLIC BUILDINGS, MONUMENTS, CHURCHES, AND HOUSES,
DAMAGED OR DESTROYED BY THE COMMUNISTS OF PARIS,
MAY 24-29, 1871.
Fire commenced in the houses marked thus (*).
Palais des Tuileries (Emperor’s
Paris residence). Burnt.
Musee du Louvre. Library totally destroyed.
Palais Royal (Prince Napoleon’s Paris residence). Burnt.
Palais de la Legion d’Honneur (records all gone). Burnt.
Conseil d’Etat. Burnt.
Corps Legislatif. Damaged.
Cour des Comptes (Exchequer). Burnt.
Ministere d’Etat (Minister of State). Fired, but saved.
Ministere des Finances (Treasury). Burnt.
Hotel de Ville. (Town Hall of Paris). Burnt.
Palais de Justice (Law courts). Burnt.
Prefecture de Police. Burnt.
The Conciergerie (House of Detention). Partly burnt.
Mairie of the 1st Arrondissement. Dam.
Mairie of the 4th Arrondissement. Partially burnt.
Mairie of the 11th Arrondissement. Partially.
Mairie of the 12th Arrondissement. Burnt.
Mairie of the 13th Arrondissement. Damaged.
Imprimerie Nationale. (National Printing office). Damaged.
Polytechnic School. Damaged.
Manufacture des Gobelins (National tapestry manufactory).
Grenier d’Abondance (Enormous corn and other stores). Burnt.
Colonne Vendome. Overthrown on the 16th of May.
Colonne de Juillet, on the Place de la Bastille. Greatly damaged.
Porte Saint-Denis. Damaged.
Porte Saint-Martin. Damaged.
Cathedral of Notre Dame. Very slightly damaged.
Pantheon. Very slightly damaged.
Church of Belleville. Damaged.
Church of Bercy. Burnt.