"Old General Compson" (as he is repeatedly called in this short story, 280, 284, 286, 287, etc.) appears in this hunting story as a former "brigade commander" (286) and an accomplished hunter and woodsman, though he remains a minor figure in the narrative. He is associated with another former Confederate officer and Yoknapatawpha aristocrat: "Major de Spain and old General Compson and the others" is also a recurring phrase (280, 282).

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General Compson - "The Bear"