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Authors: Eric Flint

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1824: The Arkansas War

To the memory of my father, Knute Waldemar Flint

DRAMATIS PERSONAE

American Characters

 

J
OHN
Q
UINCY
A
DAMS
: U.S. secretary of state; candidate for president in the 1824 election.

A
DAM
B
EATTY
: Adviser to Henry Clay.

J
ACOB
B
ROWN:
Major general, commander of the U.S. Army.

W
ILLIAM
C
ULLEN
B
RYANT
: American poet and newspaper reporter.

J
OHN
C. C
ALHOUN
: U.S. senator from South Carolina; candidate for president in the 1824 election.

J
ULIA
C
HINN
: Mulatto wife of Kentucky senator Richard M. Johnson; the marriage is invalid by Kentucky law.

H
ENRY
C
LAY
: Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives; candidate for president in the 1824 election.

J
OHN
C
OFFEE
: A close friend and associate of Andrew Jackson.

W
ILLIAM
H. C
RAWFORD
: U.S. secretary of the treasury; candidate for president in the 1824 election.

R
OBERT
C
RITTENDEN
: Leader of the expedition to seize the Delta from Arkansas; scion of a prominent political family in Kentucky.

E
DMUND
G
AINES
: Brigadier general, U.S. Army; one of Jacob Brown’s two top subordinate officers.

W
ILLIAM
H
ENRY
H
ARRISON
: Retired U.S. Army officer.

A
NDREW
J
ACKSON
H
OUSTON
: Son of Sam and Maria Hester Houston.

M
ARIA
H
ESTER
H
OUSTON
: Wife of Sam Houston; daughter of James Monroe.

S
AM
H
OUSTON
: Special commissioner for Indian Affairs in the Monroe administration; adopted son of Cherokee chief John Jolly; his Cherokee name is Colonneh, which means “The Raven.”

A
NDREW
J
ACKSON
: Senator from Tennessee; candidate for president in the 1824 election.

T
HOMAS
J
ESUP
: Brigadier general, U.S. Army; quartermaster general for U.S. Army.

A
DALINE
J
OHNSON
: Daughter of Richard Johnson and Julia Chinn; twin to Imogene.

I
MOGENE
J
OHNSON
: Daughter of Richard Johnson and Julia Chinn; twin to Adaline.

R
ICHARD
M. J
OHNSON
: Senator from Kentucky; married to Julia Chinn, although the marriage is invalid by Kentucky law.

J
OSIAH
J
OHNSTON
: Adviser to Henry Clay.

J
AMES
M
ONROE
: President of the United States, 1816–1825.

P
ETER
P
ORTER
: Adviser to Henry Clay.

S
COTT
P
OWERS
: Adventurer; partner of Ray Thompson.

W
INFIELD
S
COTT
: Brigadier general, U.S. Army; Brown’s other top subordinate officer.

Z
ACHARY
T
AYLOR
: Lieutenant colonel, U.S. Army.

R
AY
T
HOMPSON
: Adventurer; partner of Scott Powers.

M
ARTIN
V
AN
B
UREN
: U.S. senator from New York; known as the Little Magician.

 

Arkansas Characters

 

C
HARLES
B
ALL:
General, Arkansas Army.

J
OHN
B
ROWN
: Abolitionist; a tanner from Ohio who moves to Arkansas.

S
ALMON
B
ROWN
: Abolitionist; brother of John Brown.

H
ENRY
C
ROWELL:
Banker and entrepreneur.

P
ATRICK
D
RISCOL:
Principal chief, Arkansas Chiefdom. Also known as the Laird of Arkansas.

T
IANA
D
RISCOL:
Formerly Tiana Rogers; niece of Cherokee chief John Jolly; leader of the Arkansas Women’s Council.

M
ARIE
L
AVEAU:
Former New Orleans voudou queen; now married to Charles Ball.

A
NTHONY
M
C
P
ARLAND:
Captain, Arkansas Army.

C
ALLENDER
M
C
P
ARLAND:
Soldier, Arkansas Army; cousin of Anthony McParland.

S
HEFFIELD
P
ARKER
: Freedman from Baltimore; later soldier and then officer in the Arkansas Army.

H
ENRY
S
HREVE
: Steamboat designer and entrepreneur; business partner with Patrick Driscol and Henry Crowell.

U
NCLE
J
EM
: Freedman from Baltimore; later soldier in the Arkansas Army; uncle of Sheffield Parker.

 

Confederate Characters

 

D
UWALI
: Cherokee chief; also known as Chief Bowles or The Bowl.

P
USHMATAHA:
Principal chief of the Choctaws.

J
OHN
R
IDGE
: Co-owner, with Buck Watie, of a major newspaper in the Confederacy; later an officer in the Arkansas Army; son of Major Ridge.

M
AJOR
R
IDGE
: A major Cherokee chief; father of John Ridge; uncle of Buck Watie.

J
OHN
R
OSS:
A major Cherokee chief.

B
UCK
W
ATIE
: Co-owner, with John Ridge, of a major newspaper in the Confederacy; later an officer in the Arkansas Army; nephew of Major Ridge.

 

British Characters

 

T
HOMAS
C
LARKSON
: A leader of the British antislavery movement.

D
AVID
R
OSS
: Son of Robert Ross.

E
LIZA
R
OSS
: Wife of Robert Ross.

R
OBERT
R
OSS
: Former major general, British army; active in the antislavery movement.

W
ILLIAM
W
ILBERFORCE
: Member of Parliament; a leader of the British antislavery movement.

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