Charles Stuart Compson

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Display Name: 
Charles Stuart Compson
Sort Name: 
Compson, Charles Stuart
Race: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Lower Class
Rank: 
Secondary
Vitality: 
Alive
Family: 
Compson
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Occupation: 
Armed Forces
Biography: 

Named after Charles Stuart the Young Pretender, for whom his father fought in Scotland, Charles Stuart Compson served under the British commander Banastre Tarleton in the American Revolutionary War; Charles Stuart was thus part of the military serving the monarchy his father had formerly opposed. After he is "left for dead" on a colonial battlefield (326), and with an amputated leg, he joins his son and father in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, where tries a series of ventures: teaching school, gambling, and plotting against the American government to give Spain the Mississippi Valley. Charles Stuart is notably "vocal and vociferant," a trait that contributes to his self-imposed exile from the United States (327).

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CUT: The British commander Templeton began his assault on the American South with the capture of Savannah, Georgia, in 1778.
Disability: 
amputee
Individual or Group: 
Individual
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