If anyone wants to make a case for adding or subtracting characters, go right ahead. I was pulling most of this from memory. TR 16:18, January 28, 2010 (UTC)
- There was that shopkeeper whose name escapes me. I don't think we have an article on him as of yet.
- Everyone you've mentioned had some role of significance to play, though not all were truly prominent. For instance I don't recall Wigfall really being a huge deal. Grant was probably on the same level as some of the other secondaries in terms of the role he played. Turtle Fan 16:25, January 28, 2010 (UTC)
- You might be right about Wigfall. I just remember that he just wouldn't shut up about slavery even after the truth about the AWB came out.
- Grant-I remember him having a drunk when KY went with the CS, but everything else is a blank. We could probably add him though. TR 16:37, January 28, 2010 (UTC)
- There's the fact that he commanded the army Lee defeated. He wasn't onstage at that point, but he did have a role to play and they talked about him quite a bit, including Longstreet, who knew him quite well you'll recall. His appointment to be commissioner in Kentucky created a bit of a stir as the Rebs tried to decide whether he was acceptable and whether Lee could be a good counterbalance for him. Then there was his only onstage appearance, acting as commissioner, which was rather more involved than falling off the wagon, but it's now been closer to twelve years than eleven so I couldn't go into detail. Actually, just about anything I say about GotS is suspect for that same reason, but I do recall Grant featuring. About as much as Al Smith or Burton Mitchel in 191. Turtle Fan 18:24, January 28, 2010 (UTC)
- Grant does make several appearances as commissioner during the lead up to the plebiscite. He met Lee when he first arrives in Kentucky and discusses with him their role over dinner. He also is involved with the incident where the Rivington Men are caught gun running and observes the vote returns with Lee. When it is clear Kentucky is joining the CS, only then he goes to the bar and drinks until he passes out. Earlier in the book, he took part in the ceremony of transferring control of Washington back to the US when the CS troops leave under the terms of the armistice. ML4E 22:22, January 28, 2010 (UTC)