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|Most books on Gettysburg along with demonstrations on the battlefied generalize the ammunition available to Union artillerists at the Battle of Gettysburg. Of course different ammunition was used within ranges considered long range, medium range, and short-range. Is there a general knowledge of the type of artillery most used by Union artillery early in the Pickett, Pettigrew, Trimble attack-- while they were just stepping off of Seminary Ridge?
Also, how and in which was was solid shot used at medium range and what was the effective range of canister and how was this effective range affected when using double canister?