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1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 681 Rome

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 of them larger, but few going entirely through. Outside we continued on with the wall on our right and within a few rods came to the place where the walls had been battered entirely down for several rods, opposite to the old Villa Bonaparte, where the troops rushed through and settled the temporal hash of Pope Pius 9th.

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 The walls were being rapidly rebuilt by a large force of masons, one of whom, about fifty feet above the ground I discovered was making motions to me with something in his hand I nodded assent and the next moment found him beside me with a piece of exploded shell which he joyfully sold for four cents.

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 A few yards further took us to the Porta Pia which was also in reparation- It had not been destroyed but considerably injured.

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 These two roads leading to the north east with their gates near together and a light unprotected piece of wall between, unobstructed by trees or houses on the country side furnished the troops of United Italy an accessible point of attack.

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 These ruins were very interesting to me, pointing to the birth of freedom to those within. The King had between fifty and sixty thousand troops, while the Pope had about thirteen thousand and one ^can^ scarcely imagine the excitement within while the six hours of noisy cannonading was taking place-

7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 We continued our walk outside the walls as the road inside was

8 Leave a comment on paragraph 8 0 [-Porta Pia-]

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