The protagonist of the story, Carter Druse is a private in the Union Army during the American Civil War. Carter Although he fights for the Union, Druse was raised in Virginia, a Confederate State. He… (read full character analysis)
Carter Druse’s father is a wealthy Virginian and a Confederate officer in the Civil War. At the end of the story, Druse’s father is also revealed to be the eponymous horseman whom his son… (read full character analysis)
A commander in the Union army, whom the wandering officer reports to.
A sergeant in the Union army, to whom Carter Druse reveals that he has just killed his own father.