Grenada and Calhoun Counties, Mississippi (Location Key)

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In the story Will Falls tells old Bayard in Flags in the Dust, it was in "Calhoun county" that Colonel John Sartoris single-handedly captured a company of Yankee cavalry (230). The Colonel's troop was moving north, after serving with Confederate General Van Dorn to keep an eye on U. S. Grant's forces in Grenada. Both Calhoun and Grenada are real counties in Mississippi, both southwest of the location of Yoknapatawpha, though there no major Civil War battles took place in either of them. (When Faulkner tells this story again in "Retreat" and The Unvanquished he relocates it to a spot north of Yoknapatawpha.)

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