Woah! There's a (really long) letter by the real life inspiration for Enjorlas (Les Miserables) telling the true story of the barricade! Hugo was there for the event that he later used as inspiration for his novel (though it ends differently in his book), but this letter is something else. I saw it being passed around tumblr recently and had to spread the word. It's amazing. Both the original French and the English translation by tenlittlebullets are included.