Doubting George
Fictional Character
The War Between the Provinces
Appearance(s): Sentry Peak;
Marching Through Peachtree;
Advance and Retreat
Type of Appearance: Direct POV
Nationality: Detina
Religion: Detinan pantheon
Occupation: Planter, Nobleman, Soldier

Doubting George was a Detinan lieutenant-general in the service of King Avram during the Civil War. His nickname came from his being doubtful of out-of-the-blue ideas.

Like Duke Edward of Arlington, George was from Parthenia Province and kept blond serfs, but unlike the duke, he could not bear to see a divided Detina, and thus sided with King Avram. He was also known as the Rock in the River of Death for his brilliant defense there. Indeed, that was one of the examples General Hesmucet used to prove he was a defensive fighter only. It is possible that this was the reason Doubting George was passed over command for the southron host in Peachtree Province.

He was assigned to defend major glideway lines and other ways of supplying the southron army. This also led him to stop Lt. General Bell's attempt to take back Franklin Province, during the March To the Western Ocean. He despised these roles, believing that they cursed him to obscurity.

Nevertheless, in these roles, Doubting George affected the effective destruction of the northern army outside of Ramblerton. In fact, after the climactic battle, the Army of Franklin effectively ceased to be an opponent to the southrons' host in the Eastern Theater.

Rollant served under Doubting George and fought under him in most battles. In fact, his superior officers Colonel Nahath and Lieutenant Griff came to George for permission to promote Rollant, a blond, to corporal in exchange for being the standard-bearer. Doubting George, himself a conservative serf-holding Parthenian, reluctantly gave his permission, provided that Rollant be stripped of his rank if there was trouble.

Literary Comment[]

George Henry Thomas.

The character of Doubting George is based upon George Thomas, a Virginia-born planter and slave-owner who fought for the Union in the American Civil War. He is less well-known than his contemporaries, Ulysses S. Grant or General William Sherman, much as Doubting George complains that he is overshadowed by Marshal Bart and General Hesmucet.

The characteristic of being always "doubtful" is reference to the Christian apostle known as "Doubting Thomas."