Major Richard Sharpe
He is the principal protagonist of the novel and is present in most of the scenes in the narrative.
Regimental Sergeant Major Patrick Harper
He is a long-time friend and fellow soldier of Sharpe and the two men have fought together in many previous campaigns.
Captain William Frederickson
He is a company commander of the Royal American Rifles. He has enjoyed a long association with the 60th Rifles and is well-liked and even admired by the men serving in his company.
Captain William Bampfylde
He is the senior British captain presented in the novel and throughout much of the narrative he vies with Sharpe for seniority ashore where complex inter-service regulations ultimately favor Sharpe.
Captain Cornelius Killick
He is the American captain of the privateer Thuella.
Comte de Maquerre
He is described as a tall and slender man with a narrow face and over-powdered hair...
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