Colonel John Sartoris

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Display Name: 
Colonel John Sartoris
Sort Name: 
Sartoris, John Colonel
Race: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Upper Class
Rank: 
Major
Vitality: 
Alive
Family: 
Sartoris
Occupation: 
Armed Forces
Specific Job: 
Confederate Officer
Biography: 

John Sartoris, the hero of so many other Faulkner stories, is here seen through the eyes of his son, Bayard. As such, he appears as a larger than life figure who raised a regiment and came "within spitting distance" (21) of Washington D.C. while fighting with Stonewall Jackson in Virginia. The regiment he commanded there fell apart because it was full of "politicians and fools" (21). Since then he has returned to Mississippi and, with his troop of irregular Confederates, has been harassing and fighting the Union army in that area.

Individual or Group: 
Individual

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