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Confederate (CSV)

Lieutenant Colonel

Alexander Daniel Callcote

(1830 - 1863)

Home State: Virginia

Education: Virginia Military Institute, Class of 1851

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A graduate of the Virginia Military Academy (1851) he was a farmer and teacher from Isle of Wight County. By June 1861 he was Captain of the James River Artillery, which became the second Company I of the 3rd Virginia Infantry. He was promoted to Major of the Regiment in the reorganization of April 1862 and Lieutenant Colonel in August.

On the Campaign

He had command of the Regiment for some part of the day after Colonel Mayo was wounded on 17 September. He was in turn succeeded by Capt Urquhart.

The rest of the War

Lieutenant Colonel Callcote was killed in action at Gettysburg while in command of the Regiment - probably after Colonel Mayo was wounded. He was buried on the field, but possibly removed to an unmarked grave in the Gettysburg Dead section of Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, in the 1870s.

References & notes

Sources are Wallace1 and Walker2, with details also from the VMI Archives. Burial information from his page on Find-a-grave.

Birth

1830; Isle of Wight County, VA

Death

7/3/1863 Gettysburg, PA

Notes

1   Wallace, Lee A., 3rd Virginia Infantry, Lynchburg (Va): H. E. Howard. Inc., 1986  [AotW citation 248]

2   Walker, Charles D., Biographical Sketches of the Graduates and Eleves of the Virginia Military Institute Who Fell During the War Between the States, Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Company, 1875  [AotW citation 1139]