This article lists the various minor fictional characters who appear in The Great War trilogy, a sub-series of the Southern Victory series. These characters are identified by name, but play at best a peripheral role in the series. Most were simply mentioned or had a very brief, unimportant speaking role that did not impact the plot, and never appeared again.
Agamemnon was a former hired hand on a plantation owned by Jubal Marberry. Following the Red Rebellion and the establishment of the Congaree Socialist Republic, he served on the revolutionary tribunal that executed his former boss in 1915.
(American Front, WiH)
Agrippa was a Negro employee at the Sloss Steel Foundry at the beginning of the Great War. He and Vespasian worked the night shift in the same positions held by Jefferson Pinkard and Bedford Cunningham during the day. He'd been born before manumission; he was in his thirties when Pinkard first met him.
Agrippa and Vespasian arranged to have Vespasian's cousin Pericles work with Pinkard after Cunningham was called to service in 1915. Unfortunately, Pericles was a Red, and was taken into custody. Months later, Agrippa informed Pinkard that Pericles had been executed for sedition.
Ajax was a small boy whose parents worked for Anne Colleton on the Marshlands plantation. When former butler Scipio returned following Colleton's summons, Ajax was dispatched to notify Colleton that Scipio had returned.
Milo Axelrod (d. 1914) was a druggist in Richmond, Virginia. As the Great War began, he found one of his employees, Reggie Bartlett, attending a demonstration at Capitol Square when Bartlett was supposed to be minding the store and fired Bartlett. He was conscripted into the Army shortly thereafter, and stopped a bullet with his face in the Maryland front.
Ralph Briggs was a C.S. Navy officer during the Great War. He commanded a submersible until 1915, when he and his ship were captured by the United States using a Q-boat, and sent to a prison camp in West Virginia. After a period of captivity, Briggs met Reggie Bartlett. Briggs and Bartlett struck up a friendship, and eventually, the two escaped together and reached the C.S. in 1916. He was given command of another submersible which was captured by the USS Ericsson before the year was out. He scuttled his ship and was taken prisoner again. Upon learning he had escaped prison once, the US sailors wanted to murder him, though George Enos, who was present when he was captured the first time, spoke up on his behalf and he was taken prisoner again. Roger Kimball often directed scornful remarks at his ill-fated friend's expense.
Butcher and the rest of the crew were captured by the Confederate ship Swamp Fox a few months into the war. After some time in the Confederate camps, Butcher and the crew were returned to the United States as part of a prisoner exchange. The crew of the Ripple were taken home on a Spanish vessel.
Charlie Fixico was a chief of the Creek Nation in Sequoyah during the Great War. He eloquently pleaded for Confederate cavalry officer Hiram Lincoln to stay with his men and fight off the US advance on Okmulgee. Lincoln didn't want to dig in, but Fixico created such a scene that Lincoln and his men felt that honor demanded that they stay.
The Confederates and the Creek were able to fight off the advance, and save Okmulgee. However, Fixico was not content long to simply leave things at that. He ordered an attack on US positions around Beggs with the goal of taking back the oil fields. Although Lincoln tried to convince him of the futility of the offensive, Fixico insisted, sending many of his men and the Confederates to their deaths.
Max Fleischmann (d. ca. 1918) was a kosher butcher from New York City's tenth ward. His shop was located on Centre Market Place and, although he was a Democrat who voted for Theodore Roosevelt in 1912, he rented the upper level of his shop to the Socialist Party and Herman Bruck. Flora Hamburger was one of the Socialists who worked out of this space prior to her election to Congress. He felt a certain affection for her, after she helped drive off some members of the Soldiers' Circle who harassed Fleischmann. He provided food for the party on election nights. He even bragged that he'd vote for her when she stood for election in 1918.
Alfred Forbes was an art afficionado from Charleston, South Carolina. In 1914, he attended an exhibition of post-impressionist European art at Marshlands Plantation. He was interested in the works of Marcel Duchamp, Pablo Picasso, Paul Gauguin, and Georges Braque. He was also openly scornful of American and German culture, and regretted that the leading Central Powers nations were too formidable to be laughed off. He and Anne Colleton, sponsor of the exhibition, commiserated on the recent defeat the United States Navy had dealt the Royal Navy in the Sandwich Islands.
Otherwise, Forbes attempted to attract Colleton to himself sexually by a pseudo-intellectual expansion on a theme of contrasts. For her part, Colleton found Forbes to be a dandy (though of course she would not be so rude as to say so), wondered how he had managed to evade military service at the outset of the Great War, and, though she did concede that he was a good-looking man, easily resisted his charms. Forbes eventually gave up his attempts at seduction and moved on to other pursuits.
Colonel Gilbert was an officer on the United States General Staff. When the offensive against the Mormon Uprising in 1916 proved particularly bloody because of the Mormons' use of landmines, Gilbert was openly contemptuous of the strategist behind the plan, Major Irving Morrell.
Clem Goebel was a citizen of Covington, Kentucky when it was a part of the Confederate States. He was involved in wholesale goods, and mourned the costs the Great War would impose on his business. He considered leaving Covington before the war started, on advice from his cousin Morton, and warned Cincinnatus to do the same, heedless of the limitations Cincinnatus lived under as a black man. While Goebel didn't help Cincinnatus load merchandise into his truck, he did give him a Dr Hopper.
Griselda was a maid who worked for Anne Colleton at the Marshlands estate. According to Scipio who managed the household staff, she was fairly lazy and wasn't above playing practical jokes on the butler. After a rebuke, he decided to have her fired to which she retorted that she was going to get a job in a factory which would pay better than Colleton ever would. Cherry asked Scipio if she could come out from the fields and take her place to which he agreed. She was then able to use her position to keep Jacob Colleton distracted whilst the Red Rebellion fermented on the plantation.
Heintzelman was a US soldier during the Great War. He was stationed in Kentucky in 1916. He and his comrade Vasilievsky followed Murray's lead and refused to work with Cincinnatus Driver, arguing that he was doing "white man's work" by driving. Their superior, Lt. Straubing, directly ordered them to work and threatened them with court-martial, before storming from the warehouse. Heintzelman and his colleagues thought that they'd bluffed their superior, but instead he returned with MPs and ordered all three arrested for insubordination.
Virgil Hobson delivered the Charleston Mercury, a newspaper read by Anne Colleton. He carried this particular newspaper, as well as a crop of others, by mule to the Marshlands estate. He was an alcoholic, and it fell to Scipio to deal with him part of the butler's household duties.
Roger Hodges (d. 1914) was a West Virginian who served with Chester Martin at the beginning of the Great War. He was killed in action against the Confederates at Catawba Mountain early in the war after he got caught up in a trip wire and was riddled by bullets.
Jerome Hotchkiss (d. 1915) was a Major in Confederate States Army. At some point he lost his left hand and it was replaced with a hook. He was assigned to fight the Red Rebellion in 1915 and attempted to put down the nascent Congaree Socialist Republic. When plantation owner Anne Colleton attempted to return to Marshlands, he turned her away, confiscating her car in the name of the CSA. He also parleyed with Scipio over a prisoner exchange.
During the death throes of the Republic, an escaping Scipio, who had found a chicken in the swamps, ran into Hotchkiss. Hotchkiss demanded that Scipio turn the chicken over to him. Scipio agreed, but then Hotchkiss recognized Scipio as the man he parleyed with months earlier. Before Hotchkiss could draw his firearm, Scipio brained him with a rock, knocking him to the ground and then proceeded to beat him over the head repeatedly until Hotchkiss was dead.
Jake Hoyland was a first lieutenant under Captain Irving Morrell's command in Sonora at the beginning of the Great War. Hoyland was born and raised in Michigan. Morrell didn't think much of Hoyland, figuring that he might one day make captain, but no higher. In the ambush outside Imuris, Hoyland covered Morrell's left flank.
Island (d. 1915) was a Negro resident of the Confederate States. He was part of the socialist conspiracy at the Colletons' Marshlands plantation, along with Cassius, Cherry and the reluctant Scipio. When the rebellion began in 1915, Island attempted to kill, but was instead killed by, the crippled Jacob Colleton.
Jonah was a black worker from Marshlands. In the early days of the Great War, he fled the plantation owned by Anne Colleton for Columbia to get a job in one of the factories since white manpower was in short supply. While on the plantation, he was linked to another worker named Letitia, who left with him.
Note: This person is not related to Ferdinand Koenig.
Pierre Lapin (d 1914) was a Quebecois lieutenant in the Canadian Army during the Great War. Lapin set up a strongpoint on Arthur McGregor's farm to resist the United States Army's march on Rosenfeld, Manitoba at the beginning of the war. Lapin and all his men were killed when the strongpoint was destroyed by US forces.
Letitia was a black worker from Marshlands. In the early days of the Great War, she fled the plantation owned by Anne Colleton for Columbia to get a job in one of the textile plants since white manpower was in short supply. While on the plantation, she was linked to another hand named Jonah. He left Marshlands with her.
Morton P. LewisEdit
Governor MacFarlane was Governor of New York during the Great War. A staunch Democrat, MacFarlane appointed his friend Daniel Miller to represent New York City's heavily Socialist Lower East Side in the United States House of Representatives following the sudden death of Myron Zuckerman in 1916.
Jubal Marberry (d. 1915) was an aged plantation owner who was captured by members of the Congaree Socialist Republic and tried as an "exploiter of the proletariat". Following a very brief trial in a kangaroo court, Cassius, Cherry, Scipio and Marberry's former plantation hand Agamemnon found Marberry guilty, and ordered his execution. Before his execution, he informed the tribunal that whatever they did to him, they would be "hung higher than Haman" when caught. Marberry himself was shot to death.
Daniel Miller was an obscure New York City lawyer and Democrat when his friend, Governor MacFarlane, appointed him to serve the late Myron Zuckerman's unexpired Congressional term in the United States House of Representatives in 1916. He was soundly defeated by Socialist candidate Flora Hamburger in a general election later that year.
Murray was US soldier during the Great War. He was stationed in Kentucky in 1916. He and his comrades Vasilievsky and Heintzelman refused to work with Cincinnatus Driver, arguing that he was doing "white man's work" by driving. Their superior, Lt. Straubing, directly ordered them to work and threatened them with court-martial, before storming from the warehouse. Murray and his colleagues thought that they'd bluffed their superior, but instead he returned with MPs and ordered all three arrested for insubordination.
Dom Pedro IV of BrazilEdit
Dom Pedro IV was the Emperor of Brazil during the Great War. Through most of the war, he kept his country neutral, although both sides actively courted him. In 1917, when it was clear that the Central Powers had the upper-hand, Dom Pedro declared war on the Entente. Brazil's entry into the war bottled-up Argentina, and cut off a valuable supply line to Britain.
- ↑ Walk in Hell, pgs. 17-18, pb.
- ↑ American Front, pg. 254, pb.
- ↑ Ibid., pg. 317.
- ↑ Walk in Hell, pg. 57.
- ↑ American Front, pg. 422.
- ↑ Walk in Hell, pg. 57.
- ↑ Walk in Hell, pg. 491.
- ↑ American Front, pg. 58-62.
- ↑ American Front, pg. 35
- ↑ Blood and Iron, pg. 17, pb.
- ↑ Walk in Hell, pgs. 180.
- ↑ Ibid., pgs. 180-184.
- ↑ Ibid., pgs. 251-256.
- ↑ Ibid., pgs. 533-534.
- ↑ Ibid., pg. 591.
- ↑ American Front, pgs. 9-14.
- ↑ Ibid., pgs. 116-119.
- ↑ Ibid., pgs. 307-310.
- ↑ The Center Cannot Hold, pgs. 345-347.
- ↑ American Front, pgs. 272-275./
- ↑ Ibid. pg. 275.
- ↑ Ibid. pgs. 532-533.
- ↑ American Front, pg. 29-31.
- ↑ Ibid., pg. 185.
- ↑ Blood and Iron, pg. 121-22.
- ↑ The Center Cannot Hold, pg. 161.
- ↑ American Front, pgs. 69-71.
- ↑ American Front, pg. 61.
- ↑ Walk in Hell, pgs. 109-111.
- ↑ American Front, pgs. 22-24.
- ↑ American Front, pg. 22.
- ↑ American Front, pg. 336.
- ↑ Ibid., pgs. 441-444.
- ↑ Walk in Hell, pgs. 480-482.
- ↑ American Front, pgs. 326.
- ↑ American Front, pgs. 80-83.
- ↑ Walk in Hell, pgs. 10-11.
- ↑ Ibid., pgs. 20-21.
- ↑ Ibid., pgs. 491-495.
- ↑ American Front, pgs. 60-62.
- ↑ American Front, pgs. 71-79.
- ↑ Ibid., pg. 561.
- ↑ American Front, pg. 76-77.
- ↑ Walk in Hell, pgs. 197-201.
- ↑ American Front, pg. 61.
- ↑ American Front, pg. 43-44.
- ↑ Ibid., pg. 47.
- ↑ Ibid. pg.
- ↑ American Front, pgs. 76-77.
- ↑ Breakthroughs, pgs. 427-428.
- ↑ Walk in Hell, pg. 164.
- ↑ Walk in Hell, pgs. 17-18.
- ↑ Walk in Hell, pgs. 431-435.
- ↑ Ibid., pg. 515-519, 583-586.
- ↑ Walk in Hell, pgs. 480-482.
- ↑ Breakthroughs, pg. 267.
- ↑ Ibid., pgs. 427-429.
- ↑ Ibid., pg. 539.