General Earl Van Dorn

Display Name: 
General Earl Van Dorn
Sort Name: 
Van Dorn, Earl
Race: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Upper Class
Rank: 
Peripheral
Vitality: 
Dead
Occupation: 
Armed Forces
Specific Job: 
Confederate Officer
Date of Birth: 
Sunday, September 17, 1820
Origin: 
Mississippi
Cause of Death: 
Murder
Biography: 

Van Dorn is mentioned but does not appear in the novel. From Claiborne County, Mississippi, he resigned his commission in the U.S. Army to join the Confederacy, and saw a lot of service fighting in the western theater of the Civil War. He was killed in 1863 by a jealous husband.

Ontological Status: 
Historical/Real
Individual or Group: 
Individual

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