|“||My name's Caldwell . . . I reckon you know yours[.]||”|
A retired soldier, Caldwell was in line for food some time after Jo Shanks was released from medical observation by Emma. Jo graciously offered to get the buck's food for him, addressing him as "uncle" and helping him to a nearby table to sit down.
Personality and traits
Caldwell is an aged rabbit who breathes heavily and must use a cane to support himself when he walks. Despite these difficulties and apparent battle experiences, Caldwell remains courteous and capable of gratitude, evidenced by his thanking Jo for his offer of help. Caldwell also maintains a sense of humor, willingly joking about himself and to others. He is also sociable, willingly talking to Jo and allowing himself to be led to a table of rabbits whom he expressed no sign of being acquainted with.
- The name Caldwell is an English surname based on a location, and comes from the Old English words for "cold" and "spring, stream, [or] well."