In this sequel to "Ambuscade," Bayard describes both the grit displayed by his Granny (Rosa Millard) and the valor of his father (Colonel John Sartoris) in unambiguous terms. She is determined to get to Memphis even if it means encountering Yankee troops. The Colonel does encounter a troop of Yankees, and while Bayard watches, captures them single-handedly. Before the end of the story, the Colonel has had to retreat from a different set of Union troops; this episode repeats an event in Flags in the Dust, though Faulkner revisions in the Colonel's actions makes even the way he rides off theatrically heroic.

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Bayard Sartoris - "Retreat"
Colonel John Sartoris - "Retreat"
Rosa Millard - "Retreat"