Am I correct in what I have gathered in this thread that the Enfield does not use a patch????
Once again, it depends on whose ammunition you are talking about.
US and Confederate .58 expanding ball cartridges were designed to have the bullet removed from the paper and shot "naked" - no patch.
British Enfield cartridges were shot still in the paper, and were thus paper patched bullets.
The Confederates also made British-style cartridges, particularly later in the war.
The simple answer is it was done both ways