Alexander Daniel Callcote(1830 - 1863)
Home State: Virginia
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd Virginia Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
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.
In the Antietam 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 remainder 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, Sources, and other notes:
Sources are Wallace1 and Walker2, with details also from the VMI Archives. Burial information from his page on Find-a-grave.
|Place of Birth: Isle of Wight County, VA |
College: Virginia Military Institute Graduating Year: 1851
Death Date: 7/3/1863 Death Place: Gettysburg, PA
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]
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