A naive, young farm boy from New York state whose dreams of glorious battle lead him to sign up in the Union Army against his mother's wishes.
Henry's unidentified, strangely lighthearted guide back to his regiment.
The tall soldier, as he is described by Crane, is more realistic about war than Henry.
Henry's mother who offers homespun advice to her boy as he goes to war.
He is depicted as an ideal military man encouraging his soldiers to behave correctly in battle and praising them for their bravery.
Soldier shot through the body screaming for help but unheard over the noise of battle.
Men in this novel who are viewed as arrogant and insensitive.
A common description of Jim Conklin who later takes a mortal...
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