Hurricane Creek|Creek Bottom at Sartoris Place in "My Grandmother Millard and General Bedford Forrest and the Battle of Harrykin Creek" (Location)

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Harrykin Creek
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Event
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Context (text, as interpreted)
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The "creek" that flows behind the Sartoris place and toward the Tallahatchie River appears in several other texts, but is only given a name in this story. Actually, two names - "Hurricane Creek" is its official designation, but as Bayard says, except for Rosa "not even the white people" use that name (697). To the local population, and in the report of the "battle" that General Forrest invents, it is "Harrykin Creek" (697). (Although the "Battle of Harrykin Creek" is a fiction within a fiction, the official name Faulkner chose in this instance is the name of a real creek in Lafayette County, where the remains of Confederate trenches from 1864 can still be seen.)

Role: 
Only Mentioned in Text
Status: 
Continuous
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