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Re: How many rounds were fired in Austerlitz?

Hello Kevin,

Colin wrote as follows:

Division Friant (avec le 1er régt de dragons) 3,800 et 9 pièces.
Division Bourcier 2,500 et 3
4e corps 23,600 et 35
1er corps 13,000 et 24
Garde impériale 5,500 et 24
5e corps 12,700 et 20
Division Caffarelli 6,500 et 12
Division Walther 1,900 et 3
Division Nansouty 1,300 et 3
Division d’Hautpoul 1,100 et 3
Division de Beaumont 1,300 et 3
Totaux 73,100 et 139 pièces.

It seems Bowden had used some slightly different sources in his book Napoleon and Austerlitz, p. 499
Imperial Guard: 6 4pdrs., 12 8pdrs, 6 howitzers, total 24
Grenadiers de la Réserve: 2 4pdrs., 6 8pdrs, total 8
1st corps: 9 3pdrs., 9 6pdrs, 4 howitzers, total 22
3rd corps: 8 8pdrs., 4 howitzers, total 12
4th corps: 6 4pdrs., 19 8pdrs., 6 12pdrs., 7 howitzers, total 38
5th corps: 2 4pdrs., 2 6pdrs., 4 8pdrs., 4 howitzers, total 12
Réserves de Cavalerie: 2 4pdrs., 2 6pdrs., 4 8pdrs., 4 howitzers, total 18
Grand Parc d'Artillerie: 18 Austrian guns.
Totals—Mobile Ordnance 139
Totals—All Pieces 157

Robert

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