'Buzzard' Egglestone

Display Name: 
'Buzzard' Egglestone
Sort Name: 
Egglestone, "Buzzard"
AKA: 
Beroth Bullard Egglestone
Race: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Middle Class
Rank: 
Minor
Vitality: 
Alive
Occupation: 
Administrative
Specific Job: 
Politician
Date of Birth: 
Tuesday, July 14, 1818
Origin: 
New York
Biography: 

During the Civil War, Egglestone was a Union General. After the war he settled in Mississippi as a planter, and in 1868 was elected Governor of the state as a Republican by the constitutional convention held in Jackson. But since Mississippi had not yet been re-admitted to the Union, he never served in that office. To unreconstructed Mississippians, he was a carpetbagger, which explains why they gave him the sobriquet "Buzzard" (87).

Ontological Status: 
Historical/Real
Individual or Group: 
Individual
Character changes class in this text: 

digyok:node/character/18774