|Southern Victory |
POD: September 10, 1862
|Appearance(s):||The Center Cannot Hold|
In at the Death
|Type of Appearance:||Direct (POV in The Grapple and In at the Death)|
|Date of Birth:||1919|
|Relatives:||Pedro Rodriguez (brother)|
Miguel Rodriguez (brother)
|Military Branch:||Freedom Youth Corps|
Confederate States Army (Second Great War)
Jorge Rodriguez (b. 1919) was the son of Hipolito Rodriguez. As a young man in the 1930s, he served in the Confederate Freedom Youth Corps. Later, during the Second Great War, he served in the Army of Northern Virginia until 1943, when, like most of that army, he was transferred to Tennessee. He served in Sergeant Hugo Blackledge's squad of Captain Nelson Cash's company, eventually reaching the rank of corporal. Rodriguez and his company were transferred to guard the Confederate army's final retreats from the United States Army advancing on Georgia in 1944. From there, Blackledge's squad, including Rodriguez, retreated from Georgia into Alabama and into South Carolina, before they were transferred into Virginia. Rodriguez and his comrades were finally forced to surrender in Appomattox, Virginia.
After his country's final defeat, Rodriguez returned to his childhood home in Baroyeca, Sonora. His brother Pedro, who'd been a POW for much of the war, had arrived first. Unlike Jorge, who was tired of war, Pedro was unwilling to accept the Confederacy's defeat.
When Jorge met Freedom Party organizer Robert Quinn, he was suspicious of the Freedom Party leader's presence. He later learned that Quinn had surreptitiously returned to illegally keep the party going as an underground organization. Alarmed at the inevitable cost of such a plan, and knowing his brother would eagerly follow Quinn, Jorge secretly informed on Quinn to the occupying U.S. authorities. Quinn was arrested. Pedro, unaware of Jorge's action, tried to goad Jorge into action. Jorge, anguished over his decision, refused. Jorge got himself drunk at La Culebra Verde in his distress.