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Army:

France: Expenditure of Ammunition and Guns during the Siege of Ciudad Rodrigo 10 July 1810 (After the Fortress was Captured)

 

Item
Quantity
Amount Before the Siege

Consumed

Left After the Siege
Artillery Pieces Cannons 24 pounders
10
---
10
16 pounders
7
1
6
12 pounders
12
1
11
Howitzers
8
---
8
Mortars 12 pounders
4
---
4
8 pounders
3
---
3
6 pounders
4
---
4
Pierriers  
2
---
2
Carriages Cannons 24 pounders
14
---
14
16 pounders
9
2
7
12 pounders
9
---
13
Howitzers
11
1
9
Mortars 12 pounders
5
---
5
8 pounders
5
1
4
6 pounders
5
1
4
Pierriers
2
---
2
Projectiles Cannonballs 24 pounders
6,805
6,285
2,475
16 pounders
4,253
3,617
1,190
12 pounders
11,391
8,834
4,122
Howitzer Shells 12 pounders
2,063
4,625
467
8 pounders
2,351
2,005
456
6 pounders
10,785
8,229
2,936
Munitions Gunpowder (Kilograms)
116,550
60,900
55,650
Matches
890
244
646
Siege Items Sandbags
32,124
22,700
10,117
Saucissons
597
597
---
Gabions
2,615
2,615
---

Notes:

1. This does not include the 5934 cannonballs and 427 shells that were received during the siege or recovered by the soldiers.

2. Ciudad Rodrigo fell to the French on 10 July 1810, after being under siege of 72 days.

SOURCE:

Jones, John T. Journal of the Sieges Carried on by the Army under the Duke of Wellington, in Spain 3rd Ed. Cambridge : Ken Trotman; 1998. P.130

 

 



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