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1585 Unnamed Negro Soldiers

These are the other black soldiers whom Caspey Strother mentions in Flags in the Dust in the stories he brings home from World War I. He never mentions any of their names, usually referring to them as "boys," but he does refer specifically to two: "de Captain's dog-robber" and "a school boy" (59). (It's unclear what Caspey means by "dog-robber," but he may be mangling the term 'dogsbody' - a British term for a person who does minor tasks; as an officer, the "Captain" in the phrase would be likely to have someone in such a menial role.

1584 Unnamed Negro Section Hand

In Flags in the Dust, this railroad worker - referred to by Simon simply as a "section hand" (7) - is apparently the only witness to Young Bayard's 1919 return to Jefferson from World War I. It seems that he told Simon about it, and Simon in turn tells Old Bayard.

1583 Unnamed Negro Paving Crew 1

Perhaps as another symptom of the "newness" of the town Horace and Belle move to in Flags in the Dust after her divorce, on his way back from the railroad station he notes that the street is "uptorn . . . in the throes of being paved" (376). The "lines of negroes" doing the work "swing their tools in a languid rhythm," singing "snatches of plaintive minor chanting punctuated by short grunting ejaculations" (376). Since they explicitly work in "lines," this may be a chain gang, and the men may be convict laborers, but that is not said explicitly.

1582 Unnamed Negro Parson

This is the imposing-looking Pastor of the Second Baptist Church in Flags in the Dust who leads the delegation that calls on Old Bayard Sartoris, requesting him to pay back to the church the $67.40 that Simon embezzled from the building fund. The narrator describes him as "a huge, neckless negro in a Prince Albert coat . . . with an orotund air and a wild, compelling eye" (282).

1581 Unnamed Negro Musician 2

One of the "three negroes" in Flags in the Dust who accompany Young Bayard on his drunken trip to the neighboring college town to serenade the co-eds. He plays either the bass viol or the guitar.

1580 Unnamed Negro Musician 1

One of the "three negroes" in Flags in the Dust who accompany Young Bayard on his drunken trip to the neighboring college town to serenade the co-eds. He plays either the bass viol or the guitar.

1579 Unnamed Negro at Mitchells

Flags in the Dust describes this man as "the combination gardener-stableman-chauffeur" at the Mitchells and once as "the house-yard-stable boy," but does not otherwise describe him (189). He takes over some of Meloney Harris' tasks after she quits as Belle's maid.

1578 Unnamed Negro Churchmember 3

One of the six members of the Second Baptist Church who call at the Sartoris plantation in Flags in the Dust seeking restitution of the $67.40 that Simon has embezzled from the building fund.

1577 Unnamed Negro Churchmember 2

One of the six members of the Second Baptist Church in Flags in the Dust who call at the Sartoris plantation seeking restitution of the $67.40 that Simon has embezzled from the building fund.

1576 Unnamed Negro Churchmember 1

One of the six members of the Second Baptist Church who call at the Sartoris plantation in Flags in the Dust seeking restitution of the $67.40 that Simon has embezzled from the building fund.

1575 Unnamed Negro Child 3

The youngest of the three children of the black sharecroppers in Flags in the Dust who let Young Bayard sleep in their barn and share their Christmas dinner; "too small to walk . . . it crawl[s] about the floor in a sort of intense purposelessness" (364).

1574 Unnamed Negro Child 2

The middle child in the family of black sharecroppers in Flags in the Dust who let Young Bayard sleep in their barn and share their Christmas dinner; of the gender of this child the narrative says only, and strangely, "The second one might have been either or anything" (364).

1573 Unnamed Negro Child 1

In Flags in the Dust this is the "small negro child clutching a stick of striped candy" that Bayard has to jump the stallion over as it bolts away from the livery stable (129-30).

1572 Unnamed Negro at MacCallums

One of the three black men in Flags in the Dust (the others are Richard, and an unnamed "half-grown negro boy") who live with the MacCallums, presumably as servants or tenant farmers, or he may be the "negro who assists" Henry make moonshine whiskey (335).

1571 Unnamed Negro Brother-in-Law

In Flags in the Dust the black man in whose barn Bayard spends Christmas eve tells him that his "brudder-in-law" borrowed his mules, and so Bayard will have to wait for a ride to the next town (365). When the mules "miraculously" appear later on Christmas day, the narrator refers to the "yet uncorporeal brother-in-law" (366) - seeming to imply that the Negro invented him.

1570 Unnamed Negress

"Negress" is not a term the narrator of Flags in the Dust uses for any other female Negro, so it's not clear why he uses it the one time he mentions the black maid at the Beard boarding house. She is helping Mrs. Beard serve breakfast at the boarding house. She is also described as "slatternly" (324).

1569 Unnamed Music Teacher

In Flags in the Dust Little Belle Mitchell's piano teacher, who assists her during her recital, runs closely to type: "a thin, passionate spinster with cold thwarted eyes behind nose glasses" (200).

1568 Unnamed Men at Livery Stable

At the livery stable where Rafe takes Bayard in Flags in the Dust are a number of "onlookers" (129) sitting "on top of the gate" or "leaning with crossed arms upon it" (126). Presumably they are admiring the stallion in the lot, though when its runs away with Bayard by crashing right through the gate they "hurl themselves to safety" (129).

1567 Unnamed Memphis Specialist

In Flags in the Dust Dr. Brandt shares his Memphis office with at least one other medical "specialist," who is described as "large," "with a majestic, surreptitious air like a royal undertaker" (246).

1566 Unnamed Memphis Recruiting Officer

This is the serviceman in Flags in the Dust whom Montgomery Ward Snopes cons into declaring him medically unfit for military service by holding "a plug of chewing tobacco beneath his left armpit" all the way from Jefferson to Memphis (167).

1565 Unnamed Memphis Friends of Young Bayard

In Miss Jenny's account in Flags in the Dust of the wedding and newlywed life that Bayard and Caroline live in Memphis, she mentions "the [aviation] pupils of Bayard's" and his "soldier friends" whom she sees. Like their wives, whom Jenny calls "young women who ought to have been at home," these are all obviously members of the same "lost" generation as Bayard (51).

1564 Unnamed Marine Private

In Flags in the Dust the insignia on this marine's uniform identifies him as belonging to the Second Marine Division, which saw heavy combat during World War I; he expresses his contempt for Horace's Y.M.C.A. uniform, which marks him as a non-combatant, by "making a vulgar sound of derogation" and spitting, "not exactly at Horace's feet, and not exactly anywhere else" (158-59).

1563 Unnamed London Girl

In the story Monaghan tells in Flags in the Dust about the War, this "girl" accompanies Bayard Sartoris to a "dive" in London while he is in England training as an aviator. She becomes the occasion for one of Bayard's barroom fights when an Australian captain "just tries to speak to" her (385). (See also the entry in this index for Unnamed Leicester Women.)

1562 Unnamed Little Girls

These are "the little girls next door" with whom Little Belle plays in Flags in the Dust; they listen "with respect coldly concealed" when she tells them about the "prettier town" in which she used to live with "her real daddy" (378).

1561 Unnamed Leicester Women

These "two ladies" appear in Flags in the Dust in one of the stories young Bayard brings back from the War. Apparently these women were the occasion for a fight in a bar between Bayard and an "Australian major" (124). "Ladies" is certainly being used ironically, but whether the women are simply lower class, or working prostitutes, cannot be established from the text or the context. (See also the entry in this index for Unnamed London Girl.)

1560 Unnamed Horse Trader

This "horse trader by profession" in Flags in the Dust has the usual unscrupulousness of that profession (127). The fact that "he was usually engaged in litigation with the railroad company over the violent demise of some of his stock by its agency" makes him very similar to I.O. Snopes in "Mule in the Yard." (In Flags in the Dust I.O. runs Flem's restaurant.)

1559 Unnamed Mother of Belle and Joan

Mentioned only briefly in Flags in the Dust, in the summary account of Joan Heppleton's life, the woman who is both her and Belle Mitchell's mother is identified by her "ready tearful uncomplaint" (322).

1558 Unnamed Countrywomen from Frenchman's Bend

The anonymous hillman in Flags in the Dust who moves into Jefferson and builds the house Belle Mitchell lives in came to town with his unnamed and unenumerated "women-folks" (24). In their new lives these women obviously attempt to live like 'ladies': they spend the mornings sitting on the veranda and the afternoons riding about wearing "colored silks" (24). But after two years, they return to Frenchman's Bend and, the narrator speculates, their original 'poor white' identities.

1557 Unnamed Hill Man 1

The house that the Mitchells live in was built, the narrator of Flags in the Dust notes, by "a hillman who moved in [to Jefferson] from a small settlement called Frenchman's Bend" (24). Unlike the houses of the town's older families, the house he builds is conspicuously close to the street, which leads Miss Jenny to say he "built the handsomest house in Frenchman's Bend on the most beautiful lot in Jefferson" (24).

1556 Unnamed Half-Grown Negro Boy

One of the three black males who are present in the MacCallum household when Young Bayard arrives there near the end of Flags in the Dust. His role in the family or on the family's land is not clear.

1555 Unnamed Guests at Belle's Recital

"The group of Belle's more intimate familiars" who attend Little Belle's recital in Flags in the Dust seem a bit older than the young set that gathers at the Mitchells' tennis court (198), but the narrator does not characterize them with any more sympathy. The group is dominated by the voices of the "ladies," "sibilantly crescendic," "an hysterical tideflux" (198). The "occasional soberly clad male" remains at the periphery of this "chattering" (198) and "gabbling" (202).

1554 Unnamed Group of Negroes 1

In Flags in the Dust this "group of negroes" scatters when Bayard and the runaway stallion race down the lane from the livery stable (129).

1553 Unnamed Grandmother of Will Falls

This unnamed woman in Flags in the Dust is, according to Will Falls, his source for the ointment with which he is treating Old Bayard's wen: "My granny got that 'ere from a Choctaw woman nigh a hundred and thutty year ago" (227).

1552 Unnamed Governor of South Carolina

In Flags in the Dust, the "governor" of South Carolina at the start of the Civil War - when the state became the first to secede from the Union, occupied Fort Moultrie and "refused to surrender it" (11), and then began hostilities by attacking Fort Sumter - was Frances Pickens; descended from a famous Carolina family, he strongly supported the creation and the cause of the Confederacy.

1551 Unnamed Man Driving Ford

More a symbol of modernity than a character in Flags in the Dust, this man is driving badly and wearing "a woman's stocking wrapped about his head and tied beneath his hat" when he swerves into the path of Young Bayard's car, causing the accident in which Old Bayard dies (326).

1550 Unnamed First Husband of Joan Heppleton

Mentioned a couple times in Flags in the Dust, briefly, in the history of her "lovers" that Joan Heppleton provides for Horace Benbow, this man (probably not named "Heppleton," but not otherwise named) was in his fifties when she married him at eighteen. Together they went to Hawaii just before or during the First World I; after she left him for another man, they divorced and he "made a settlement on her" (322).

1549 Unnamed "Feller" 1

He is mentioned in Flags in the Dust by Old Man Falls simply as "that other feller" Colonel John Sartoris killed sometime after the Civil War, "when he had to start killin' folks" (23). (He may be the same character as the "hill man Sartoris kills in The Unvanquished [221], but that is not clear.)

1548 Unnamed Father of Belle and Joan

Mentioned only briefly in Flags in the Dust, while the narrative is summing up Joan Heppleton's life, the man who is both her and Belle Mitchell's father is identified with the quality of "bitter reserve" (322). The reference to him in Sanctuary adds the detail that he lives "in Kentucky"; Belle stays there with him, offstage, more most of the novel (260).

1547 Unnamed Express Agent

This is the non-descript employee at the "new, ugly yellow station" in the town Horace and Belle are living in at the end of Flags in the Dust (373).

1546 Unnamed Expelled Undergraduate

Although Flags in the Dust does not describe this "youth" in any detail, it does specify the "practical joke" for which he was expelled "from the state university": "he had removed the red lantern from the barrier about a street excavation and hung it above the door of the girls' dormitory" (186).

1545 Unnamed Enslaved Musicians

As part of its account of the history of the parlor in the Sartoris mansion, Flags in the Dust mentions "three negroes with stringed instruments on the stairway" inside the house who provided the music at the many antebellum dinners and occasional balls that Colonel John held in the room (55).

1544 Unnamed English Servant

The "servant" in Flags in the Dust who "methodically" packs up Horace Benbow's possessions as he is getting ready to leave Oxford to return to America (178).

1543 Unnamed English Lover of Joan Heppleton

In Flags in the Dust this is the man for whom Joan Heppleton leaves her husband and goes to Australia. While living there she assumed his name, but since she married again later that name might not have been Heppleton. The narrator sums his character up by saying "no Englishman out of his native island has any honor about women" (321); at some point the pair went to India, where he deserted Joan in Bombay.

1542 Unnamed Carolina Indians

When in Flags in the Dust Old Bayard finds his ancestor's rapier in the chest of family relics, he thinks of the first Sartoris in the new world, raising tobacco and fighting "his stealthy and simple neighbors" (88). That ancestor lived in Carolina (whether North or more probably South is never specified), and the adjectives "stealthy and simple" make it almost certain that he is thinking about the Indians who were ab-originally on that scene.

1541 Unnamed Countryman 1

In Flags in the Dust this "young man" moves from the country into Jefferson during World War I; he is identified as "steady" and "exemplary," poor but with "a desire to get on" (72). He he is drafted and sent overseas as "a company cook in the S.O.S." - that is, the Supply Service (72). In his absence the Red Cross and Narcissa Benbow take care of his wife and children.

1540 Unnamed Country Children

In Flags in the Dust, these are the two "infant children" - sex not specified - in the "family of country people" that moves into Jefferson during the First World War (72). Since their mother is pregnant again, "infant" presumably means something like "less than three years old."

1539 Unnamed Yoknapatawpha Cotton Growers

Cotton is the main crop of Yoknapatawpha, and as Flags in the Dust points out, it is raised by two very different kinds of growers - planters or croppers - on two very different kinds of land: the "other planters further up the valley" from the Sartorises own the county's rich bottom land, while the "smaller croppers" have to manage "with their tilted fields among the hills" (289).

1538 Unnamed College Professors 1

These are Bayard's teachers at the University of Virginia, and Johnny's at Princeton, who in Flags in the Dust are informed about the kinds of trouble that the twins get into in New York City.

1537 Unnamed Clients of Horace Benbow

From the little that is said about them in Flags in the Dust, it seems that the law practice that Horace Benbow inherits from his father Will serves mainly if not exclusively the aristocracy of Yoknapatawpha. He meets "conferees" "across pleasant dinner tables or upon golf links or . . . upon tennis courts"; he conserves the will's of "testators" who spend their lives "in black silk and lace caps" (179).

1536 Unnamed Choctaw Woman

The only native American character mentioned in Flags in the Dust, this "Choctaw woman" gave Will Falls' grandmother the recipe for an ointment "nigh a hundred and thutty years ago" (227). That would be around 1790, at which time the Choctaw was one of the major tribes living in the southeastern U.S, including Mississippi. They inhabit Yoknapatawpha in Faulkner's earliest fictions. However, historically the tribe that lived in the area of Yoknapatawpha was the Chickasaw, and in his later fictions Faulkner uses that name instead.

1535 Unnamed Carnival Man

In Flags in the Dust this is the "carnival man" who explains how to fly a hot air balloon to Johnny Sartoris - or at least tries to (67).

1534 Unnamed Carnival Balloonist

In Flags in the Dust this carnival employee is mentioned in Narcissa's account of the time Johnny Sartoris flew over Yoknapatawpha in a balloon. John does that when ptomaine poisoning makes the man to ill to fly the balloon himself.

1533 Unnamed Businessmen in Horace's New Town

These are the various businessmen in the town where Horace lives at the end of Flags in the Dust. On his walk to the train station he sees and greets "merchants, another lawyer, his barber" and "a young man who was trying to sell him a car" (374).

1532 Unnamed Jefferson Businessmen

In Flags in the Dust the men who own businesses or have offices or work in stores on the Square appear several times, specifically separated out from the larger population of Jefferson. They most frequently are associated with either Old Bayard or Jenny Du Pre.

1531 Unnamed Boys and Girls

These are the anonymous "boys and girls" in Flags in the Dust who "lingered on spring and summer nights" among the birds and bushes in the lot on which the unnamed "hillman" later built his home (25).

1530 Unnamed Blind Negro Musician

In Flags in the Dust this man sits in front of Rogers' restaurant, "a man of at least forty" who is wearing a motley collection of uniforms and playing a guitar and harmonica (which the narrative calls a "mouthorgan," 118). The narrative describes what he plays as "a plaintive reiteration of rich monotonous chords, rhythymic as a mathematical formula but without music" (118). The tin cup at his feet contains "a dime and three pennies" (118).

1529 Unnamed Bank Director

In Flags in the Dust he is an undescribed man who has a Coca-Cola with Res and Byron inside the bank.

1528 Unnamed Railroad Baggage Clerk 1

In Flags in the Dust this is the employee inside the train's baggage car. His race is not specified, and his reply to Horace's concern about the fragility of his glass blowing equipment makes it hard to determine it. Linguistically he sounds 'black': "All right, colonel. . . . we ain't hurt her none, I reckon. If we have, all you got to do is sue us" (157). But his unsubmissive attitude toward the white Horace suggests he is 'white' himself.

1527 Unnamed Aviator 1

In Flags in the Dust this is the fellow aviator at the Dayton airfield who, after trying to talk Bayard out of flying the experimental plane, loans him a helmet and goggles, and offers him a woman's garter for luck.

1526 Unnamed Australian Major

In Flags in the Dust Young Bayard mentions this major during his talk with Rafe MacCallum "about the war"; the memory features a fight in "the Leicester lounge" in which "the Anzac lost two teeth" and Bayard himself "got a black eye" (124). The fight may have been over "two ladies," and may have been between Bayard and the Major, but none of that is made clear. Faulkner may have meant this character to be the same as the Australian captain whose teeth Bayard knocks out in a bar in London (cf.

1525 Unnamed Australian Captain

He is mentioned in Flags in the Dust by Monaghan, who says that during the Great War Young Bayard "knocked two teeth" out of this "Australian captain" in a fight over a girl in a "London joint" (385). This officer's role closely resembles that of the unnamed Australian officer Bayard tells Rafe MacCallum about much earlier in the novel, but that officer was a major, and the nightclub was in Leicester.

1524 Unnamed Assistant Provost Marshal

This very peripheral character is mentioned in Flags in the Dust in one of Monaghan's anecdotes about his experiences with Bayard Sartoris in World War I as the "A.P.M." whose whistle Comyn took and used to start a melee in an Amiens night club called the Cloche-Clos (387). The Provost Marshals ran the army's military police.

1523 Unnamed Army Officers

In Flags in the Dust, these are the "white officers" in charge of the African American "labor battalion" that Caspey Strother serves in during World War I (57).

1522 Unnamed American Students at Oxford

In its brief account of Horace's term as a Rhodes Scholar in England, Flags in the Dust mentions the "fellow-countrymen" with whom he occasionally travels on the "Continent" (177).

1521 Unnamed American Infantryman 2

The fellow soldier in Flags in the Dust who calls Buddy MacCallum "Virge" at the New Jersey port from which they are shipping out for the War. As he had done once before, in Arkansas, Buddy responds by fighting him "steadily and thoroughly and without anger" (355).

1520 Unnamed American Infantryman 1

The "fellow recruit" in Flags in the Dust who calls Buddy MacCallum "Virge" during their training at a camp in Arkansas; in response Buddy fights him "without anger" for "seven minutes" (355).

1519 Unnamed Allied Aviators

These are the pilots whom Young Bayard evokes in Flags in the Dust when he talks to Rafe MacCallum "about the war"; the narrator describes them as "young men like fallen angels, and of a meteoric violence like that of fallen angels" (123).

1518 Sophia Wyatt

Sally Wyatt's older sister is named Sophia in Flags in the Dust; she runs the household in which the three elderly Wyatt sisters live "in a capable shrewish fashion" (175).

1517 Miss Wyatt

The youngest of the three unmarried Wyatt sisters who live next door to the Benbows in Flags in the Dust. She is not named, nor does she appear directly in the narrative.

1516 Captain Wyatt

One of the Confederate officers who rides with J.E.B. Stuart in Flags in the Dust; it is on his horse that the captured Union Major is carried. (He does not seem to be related in any way to the Wyatt sisters who live next door to the Benbows in Jefferson.)

1515 Aunt Sally Wyatt

Though the narrator of Flags in the Dust and both Benbows call her "Aunt Sally," there is no sign of any nieces or nephews (168). She is the neighbor and old family friend who stays with Narcissa while Horace is in France. The narrator calls her "a good old soul, but she lived much in the past, shutting her intelligence with a bland finality to anything which had occurred since 1901" (168).

1514 Mrs. Winterbottom

In Flags in the Dust the woman who owns the boarding house in Jefferson where the two carpetbaggers are staying is named Mrs. Winterbottom. According to Will Falls' story about the event, she stands "gapin' after him with her mouth open" when Colonel Sartoris goes up to their room and shoots them both (243). (The third time Faulkner tells this story, in "Skirmish at Satoris" and again in The Unvanquished, the hotel is owned by Mrs. Holston.)

1513 Watts 1

In Flags in the Dust Watts is referred to as the owner of Jefferson's hardware store. (As the Jefferson story continues to grow across the course of Faulkner's career, identifying the owner of this store becomes more and more confusing to data enterers like us; Watts is only mentioned in this first text.)

1512 Richthofen

Manfred von Richthofen, better known as "The Red Baron," shot down more planes than any other aviator in World War I. Young Bayard tells his grandfather and great-great-aunt that the German pilot who shot down Johnny was a "pupil of Richthofen's" (43).

1511 Sue

Either Hub's daughter or, less likely, his sister. She does not appear in Flags in the Dust, but Hub tells his wife that Sue will "have to milk" the cow because he is going to town with Bayard and Suratt (138).

1510 General J.E.B. Stuart

James Ewell Brown "Jeb" Stuart was one of the most famous and flamboyant Confederate officers, in command of Lee's cavalry for most of the Civil War. In Flags in the Dust he and "Carolina" Bayard Sartoris, Stuart's friend and aide-de-camp, embody the spirit of chivalry and romantic daring that the narrative identifies with pre-Modern life. Aunt Jenny, who tells the highly-colored story about him and Bayard as mythic heroes, says she danced with Stuart once, before the war, in Baltimore.

1509 Dr. Straud

In Flags in the Dust Dr. Straud is New York surgeon and medical researcher with whom Dr. Peabody's son, Lucius Jr., works. The novel says his "name is a household word" (400), and Lucius says the doctor has "been experimenting with electricity" (401).

1508 Sol

In Flags in the Dust Sol is the porter who helps Horace with his luggage when he returns to Jefferson from France.

1507 Mrs. Smith

In Flags in the Dust, Mrs. Smith is characterized by her "impregnable affability" as the receptionist and switchboard operator at Dr. Brandt's office in Memphis(246).

1506 Sibleigh

In Flags in the Dust Sibleigh serves in France with the Sartoris twins in the Royal Air Force during World War I. He agrees to serve as flying bait to lure Ploeckner into Bayard's sights. (He also appears in the non-Yoknapatawpha fiction "With Honor and Dispatch.")

1505 Deacon Rogers

Deacon Rogers owns the store and restaurant on the Square in Flags in the Dust and The Sound and the Fury. His physical description in the first novel is striking: "His head was like an inverted egg; his hair curled meticulously away from the part in the center into two careful reddish-brown wings, like a toupee, and his eyes were a melting passionate brown" (120). His demeanor is ingratiating. In the second novel, only his cafe is mentioned, not him.

1504 Richard

This is the named man among the "two negro men" and the boy in the MacCallum kitchen in Flags in the Dust (336). Mandy calls him "Richud" (337). Buddy calls him "Dick" (338). So it seems likely that his full name is Richard, though neither that nor his role in the household or on the family's land is spelled out.

1502 Res

"A rotund man with bristling hair and lapping jowls like a Berkshire hog" (102), Res is the cashier at Old Bayard's bank in Flags in the Dust.

1503 Reno

The only named one among the three black musicians who accompany Young Bayard, Hub and Mitch on their trip to the neighboring college town to serenade young women in Flags in the Dust, Reno plays the clarinet. He loses his hat when Bayard steps on the gas of his roadster.

1501 Sis Rachel

Physically described as "mountainous" (26) and identified as one of Jefferson's best cooks in Flags in the Dust, Rachel works for Belle and Harry Mitchell, and makes no effort to disguise her preference for Harry over his wife.

1500 General John Pope

During the Civil War, General Pope was the general in command of the Union Army at the Second Battle of Bull Run in September, 1862. The story Jenny tells in Flags in the Dust about her brother Bayard accompanying General J.E.B. Stuart's raiding party to Pope's headquarters in Virginia in April, 1862, forms a mythic part of the Sartoris inheritance. In April 1862, however, Pope was in fact in Mississippi. It was his success there that led Lincoln soon afterwards to bring Pope east and put him in command of the North's Army of Virginia.

1499 Ploeckner

According to what Bayard tells his family in Flags in the Dust, the German pilot who shot down Johnny Sartoris in combat was named Ploeckner; "one of the best they had," Bayard says (43), adding that he is one of the proteges of Manfred von Richthofen, the pilot known as the "Red Baron." Ploeckner in turn shot down by Bayard.

1498 Mrs. Lucius Peabody

Loosh Peabody married a woman he "courted for fourteen years before he was able to marry her" (400). She lived somewhere "forty miles" away from Jefferson, outside Yoknapatawpha, and the demands of his patients meant that Peabody could not even see her as often as once a year. We can infer she is patient and loyal, but all the narrator of Flags in the Dust says is that her "only child" is Lucius Peabody, Jr. (400).

1497 Dr. Lucius Peabody, Jr.

"Young Loosh," as the narrator calls the only child of Dr. Lucius Peabody, practices medicine as a surgeon in New York City, but at least once a year returns to spend a day with his father (400). The description of him in Flags in the Dust is unusually detailed and enthusiastic. It begins: "His face was big-boned and roughly molded. He had a thatch of straight, stiff black hair and his eyes were steady and brown and his mouth was large; and in all his ugly face there was reliability and gentleness and humor . . ." (400).

1496 Pappy

In Flags in the Dust "Pappy" is the "older negro" (213) of the two who rescue Young Bayard after his car goes off the bridge and carry him home; he is suspicious both of meddling with a white man and of the automobile. The "younger negro" is his son, John Henry (213).

1495 Brother Moore

In Flags in the Dust Moore is the member of the delegation from the Second Baptist Church who formally, and reluctantly, reads out to Old Bayard the amount of money Simon owes the church building fund. He is described as "a small ebon negro in sombre, over-large black" (284).

1494 Mitch

One of the two "young" white men (the other is Hub) in Flags in the Dust who spend an evening with Young Bayard, along with Reno and two other young black men, drinking, driving and serenading ladies out of and in Jefferson. Mitch sings "Goodnight, Ladies" in a "true, oversweet tenor" voice (143). He is a "freight agent" (140), and may be the same character as Mitch Ewing in "Hair."

1493 Mrs. Marders

A gossipy friend of Belle Mitchell's in Flags in the Dust. It is she who tells Narcissa that her brother and Belle are having an affair. The narrator tells us that "her eyes were like the eyes of an old turkey, predatory and unwinking; a little obscene" (184).

1492 Mandy 1

Mandy is the only woman who lives at the MacCallum place in Flags in the Dust. She cooks for the white family, although the narrator describes Henry MacCallum as "a better cook now than Mandy" (335). Her size and shape are indicated by the narrator's description of the way her "homely calico expanse" fills the doorway between the house and the kitchen (336).

1491 Dr Jones

"Dr" (as Faulkner wrote it, without the period) is a nickname. "Dr Jones" is the bank's janitor, about as old as Bayard (whom he calls "General"), and described only as "black and stooped with querulousness and age" (105).

1490 John Henry

Pappy's son, the "younger" of the two Negroes who help Young Bayard after his car goes off the bridge in Flags in the Dust; he treats Bayard's broken body with great gentleness.

1489 Unnamed Wife of Hub

She stands in the doorway of her small farm house and watches Hub, Suratt and Young Bayard as they leave to go to town in Flags in the Dust. There is apparently reproach in her look, but in her "flat country voice," she speaks only one word, "Hub" (138).

1488 Hub

In Flags in the Dust Hub is the young farmer who provides the illegal moonshine that fuels the road trip Young Bayard takes to Oxford. He is married, and has a sister or a daughter named Sue, but his character seems summed up when he tells Suratt that he "dont give a damn" if anyone tells where the whiskey came from (138). He is clearly a different character from any of the "Hub Hampton"s who are county sheriffs.

1487 Joan Heppleton

In Flags in the Dust, Joan is Belle Mitchell's younger sister who comes to Jefferson while Belle is away getting a divorce, to see what Horace Benbow is like; during the week she spends in town she and Horace have an affair. By the time she gets to Jefferson she has had a wide experience, both of the world (having lived in Hawaii, Australia and India, among other unnamed "random points half the world apart," 322) and of men (having been married a least twice and lived with at least one other man).

1486 Unc Henry

In Flags in the Dust he is one of the blacks who sharecrops on the Sartoris estate; he does not appear in the novel, but the possum hunt that Bayard and Narcissa go on with Caspey and Isom begins behind his cabin.