Stuart MacCallum

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One of the six sons of Virginius MacCallum in Flags in the Dust, and of the five sons of Anse McCallum in "The Tall Men," and the twin brother of Rafe, Stuart is named after the famous Confederate cavalry general, J.E.B. Stuart. He also appears in As I Lay Dying, but not as Stuart - because Samson cannot remember his first name. Like his brothers, he is a 'tall man': honorable, strong, stoic. In "The Tall Men," after Buddy suffers a serious injury while working on the farm, he says "Stuart kept warning me about that frame I was using," and Stuart replies, "That's correct" (50).