Mottstown in "The Unvanquished" (Location)

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Mottstown Union Bivouac
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Mottstown is the location where, as Faulkner wrote when he located the town on his 1936 map of Yoknapatawpha, "Jason Compson lost his nieces's trail (in The Sound and the Fury), and where Anse Bundren and his boys had to go in order to reach Jefferson (in As I Lay Dying)." I.O. Snopes also mentions Mottstown in Chapter 16 of The Town, concerning the mule in the yard. In "The Unvanquished" it is the site of a Union regiment's encampment, where Ringo goes to scout for mules that Granny later steals using forged paperwork. While at the bivouac, Bayard and Ringo "sat in the wagon and looked at the cook fires about the grove and smelled the coffee and the meat" (80). Meanwhile, Granny meets with Colonel Newberry in his tent that is guarded by a sentry.

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