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More thoughts –

As “mitraille” is a so broad term, you can find “boîte à mitraille” for canister; “paquet de mitraille” (or sometimes “grappe, grappe de raisin”) for grapeshot; and “obus de mitraille” (or “obus à balles”) for shrapnel. Of course it depends on the period when it was written.

One example in this book on the artillery of the French navy, 1845, pages 185-191:

“Essai sur le matériel de l’artillerie de nos navires de guerre. François Emmanuel Alexandre Charpentier”

(find it on Google books I can’t share the link properly)