Alexandre Caillot

Affiliation:

Temple University

Advisor:

Dr. Gregory Urwin

Academic Interests:

American Civil War
Eighteenth Century Military History
Nineteenth Century Cultural History
Nineteenth Century Military History
Nineteenth Century Social History

Dissertation:

The Forgotten Boys of the Ninth Corps: Union Conscripts, Enlistees, and Heavy Artillerymen from the Wilderness to Appomattox

Bio Note:

Alexandre F. Caillot is a PhD candidate at Temple University. His dissertation research addresses the experiences and contributions of Union soldiers who entered the Army of the Potomac in time to serve during the Overland Campaign. He is assessing the motivations, behavior, and combat performance of men who filled the ranks left empty by veterans with expiring three-year terms. To reappraise the historiographic depiction of such later arrivals as bounty jumpers and lackluster combatants, he is combining the social history approach of soldier’s experience studies with more traditional modes of military analysis.

In 2015, Alexandre was awarded the Sergeant Major William F. Berger Prize Endowed Fellowship for War and Society. At the 22nd Annual James A. Barnes Graduate Student Conference, 2017, he won Honorable Mention for the Certificate for the Army Heritage Foundation’s Professor Russell F. Weigley Award for his paper entitled, “Individualism and Authority: Vermont Soldiers’ Attitudes toward Military Discipline in the Civil War.” In 2018, he received the John Votaw Endowed Research Award. In 2019, he was selected for the General and Mrs. Matthew B. Ridgway Military History Research Grant. At the 24th Annual James A. Barnes Graduate Student Conference, 2019, he won Honorable Mention for the Certificate for the Army Heritage Foundation’s Professor Russell F. Weigley Award for his paper entitled, “The 17th Vermont and the Problem of ‘Eleventh-Hour Soldiers’: A Preliminary Investigation.”


Updated April 2019