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Captain Richard Sharpe

Captain Richard Sharpe is the main character in "Sharpe's Skirmish." He is a dark-haired man with many scars, which result from the many battles that he has seen. As a result of his achievements in war, he has been promoted from a private to a captain. When Sharpe first arrives at San Miguel, he orders Sergeant Patrick Harper to destroy the stock of wine bottles, knowing that Harper will disobey him and save some. When his men complain, he fabricates a story about seeing enemy uniforms and sends them on a march. As Tubbs is frightened of unfriendly horsemen approaching the fort, Sharpe recognizes Teresa, his wife with whom he has an infant daughter. During dinner, he yells at Ensign Hickey for staring at Teresa and brushes off MacKeon's comments about the battle at Gawilghur before excusing himself to check on the sentries. Although he does...

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