Paris under the Commune eBook

John Leighton Stuart
This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 389 pages of information about Paris under the Commune.

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
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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.

XVII.

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).
     Partially burnt
  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

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