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Wikipedia says, that here were two general types of artillery weapons used during the Civil War: smoothbores and rifles. Smoothbores included howitzers and guns.

I got schooled with a single stereograph dated 1875. Apparently there were at least 50. Which means there could be more. And only 7 out of 50 were cannon balls...

**Artistic Stereo Gems of Gettysburg Scenery - Implements of Modern Warfare.**

*Battle took place: 1863*

**Presented weapon system nomenclature**

Compiled by Shorpys user

*Tobacconist*

It is difficult to make a positive ID on some of these without being able to get close up and personal with the projectiles. At the moment numbers 19 and 48 have me flummoxed. The other unnamed ones all appear to be various calibers of Read, or Parrott, or Read-Parrott shells. I'll probably get back to those later. For better or worse, here is my attempt on the rest:

1. Tennessee Sabot/Mullane Type 1 shell with copper fuze for 3-inch ordnance rifle (Confederate) - 7 pounds 3 ounces

2. Schenkl shell for 3-inch ordnance rifle - 8 pounds

3. Solid shot for 5.82-inch caliber-inch caliber 24-pounder smoothbore - 24 pounds

4. Spherical shell for 4.62-inch caliber 12-pounder smoothbore - 9 pounds 4 ounces

5. Burton case shot for 3-inch ordnance rifle - 10 pounds 8 ounces

6. Witworth bolt (solid shot) for 2.75-inch caliber 12-pounder Whitworth rifle - 12 pounds 11 ounces

7. Dyer shell for 3-inch ordnance rifle - 10 pounds 8 ounces

8. Solid shot with wooden cup sabot for 3.67-inch caliber 6-pounder smoothbore (Confederate) - 6 pounds 5 ounces

9. Long-pattern shell for 3.67-inch caliber 20-pounder Parrott rifle - 18 pounds 1 ounce

10. Hotchkiss case shot with removable nose piece for 3.8-inch caliber 14-pounder James rifle (zinc fuze plug) - 13 pounds 2 ounces

11. Hotchkiss shell for 3-inch ordnance rifle - 8 pounds 3 ounces

12. Canister round for 2.6-inch caliber 6-pounder Wiard rifle - 5 pounds 9 ounces

13. Read bolt for 3-inch ordnance rifle - 8 pounds 1 ounces

14. Archer bolt for 3-inch rifle (Confederate) - 5 pounds 15 ounces

15. Hotchkiss shell for 3-inch ordnance rifle - 8 pounds 3 ounces

16. Conical (canister) round for 12-pounder smoothbore (missing tin cylinder and showing only 10 of the 24 iron canister balls) - 14 pounds 11 ounces

17. Solid shot for 4.62-inch caliber 12-pounder smoothbore - 12 pounds 5 ounces

18. Hotchkiss percussion shell for 3-inch ordnance rifle - 8 pounds 7 ounces

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22. Spherical shell for 4.62-inch caliber 12-pounder smoothbore - 8 pounds 7 ounces (if case-shot then 10-12 pounds)

23. Absterdam bolt for 3-inch rifle - 9 pounds 5 ounces

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26. Spherical shell missing Bormann fuze, with wooden cup sabot for 3.67-inch caliber 6-pounder smoothbore (Confederate) - 4 pounds 15 ounces

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28. Read shell for 3-inch ordnance rifle - 8 pounds

29. Hotchkiss case shot for 3.8-inch caliber 14-pounder James rifle (brass fuze plug) - 14 pounds 4 ounces

30. Hotchkiss shell for 3.67-inch caliber rifled 6-pounder (lead sabot intact) - 12 pounds

31. Solid shot with wooden cup sabot for 4.62-inch caliber 12-pounder smoothbore - 12 pounds 5 ounces

32. Archer bolt (solid shot) for 3-inch rifle (Confederate) - 5 pounds 12 ounces

33. Schenkl shell for 3-inch ordnance rifle - 8 pounds

34. Read bolt for 3-inch Confederate rifle - 8 pounds 1 ounce

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36. Whitworth Pattern I shell for 6-pounder Whitworth rifle - 5 pounds 14 ounces

37. Pointed nose Dyer case shot for 3-inch ordnance rifle - 10 pounds

38. James Pattern II shell for 3.8-inch caliber 14-pounder James rifle (missing sabot) - 12 pounds

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40. Schenkl shell for 3.67-inch caliber 20-pounder Parrott rifle - 15 pounds 6 ounces

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42. Schenkl shell for 3.67-inch caliber 20-pounder Parrott rifle - 15 pounds 6 ounces

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44. Hotchkiss shell for 3.8-inch caliber 14-pounder James rifle - 14 pounds 4 ounces

45. Schenkl shell for 3.67-inch caliber rifled 6-pounder smoothbore - 10 pounds 7 ounces

46. Hotchkiss canister round for 3-inch ordnance rifle - 7 pounds 1 ounce

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50. Bormann fuzed spherical shell for 5.82-inch caliber 24-pounder smoothbore - 20 pounds 3 ounces

**KD:**a simple question I have - where is any sort of developmental evidence for all the weapon systems used to fire off the rounds presented in the picture?