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How many rounds were fired in Austerlitz?

In de Gaulle's La France et son armée, he wrote as follows (of course he did not give the source):

Les Français ont tiré, à Austerlitz, 50 000 coups de canon ; ils en tirent, à Wagram, 96 000 ; à la Moskova, plus dé 100 000

For Wagram, the figure 96 000 comes from Mémoires militaires du général Bon Boulart, p. 227.
For Borodino/Moskova, 60 000 comes from Itinéraire de l'empereur Napoléon pendant la campagne de 1812, p. 81; 91 000 comes from Fain, Manuscrit de l'an 1812, II, p. 47.

However, since la Grande Armeé only had 139 guns in Austerlitz (Colin, La campagne de 1805 de Allemagne, 2002, Tome V, p. 134-135), the figure 50 000 seems much too high. Does anyone have a reasonable figure of French ammunition expenditure in the Battle of Austerlitz?

Thanks for your help,
Robert

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