Major Richard Sharpe
He is the protagonist of both Sharpe's Christmas and Sharpe's Ransom. He is an English officer fighting the war against Napoleon in the first story and in the second, he is a retired British officer living in Normandy.
Colonel Jean Gudin
He is the commander of the Fort at Ochagavia.
Sergeant-Major Patrick Harper
He is a rifleman who serves under Sharpe's command at Irati, and he is a close friend of Sharpe.
Ensign Charles Nicholls
He is a young man who recently joined the army and is eager to go to war.
He is the commander of the 75th Infantry of France and was awarded a French Eagle from Napoleon.
Captain Peter d'Alembord
He serves under Sharpe at Irati, and he thinks Sharpe is the best soldier he has ever known and will ever know.
General Maximilien Picard
He is the French officer...
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