The commanding officer of the troops who are stationed near La Chodrelle when Robert Ross passes through with the large number of horses that he has freed from the Military Compound. After Robert allegedly kills Mickle’s soldier, Private Cassles (who tries to prevent Robert from passing), the C.F.A. assigns Mickle the duty of capturing him. Mickle finds Robert and the horses in an abandoned farmyard and the orders his men to set fire to the barn in order to smoke him out, ultimately trapping him and the animals in the flaming building. Robert is badly disfigured by the fire, and all of the horses perish.