A Fistful of Dineros
Confederate Cavalry Officer
Age: Early twenties
Build: Lean, fit
Hair: Blonde, Heavy mustache
A young strong man with blond hair, an impressive moustache and cold blue eyes
Cavalry Officer, CSA
2nd Lieutenant, 13th Louisiana Cavalry
Born from a long line of Louisianan upper class gents, Geoffrey received a substantial education in all the proper arts suitable to a man of his station. When the civil war broke out his father, William, purchased a colonelcy in the confederacy and formed the 13th Volunteer Louisiana Cavalry or the “Talbert’s Terrors” as they were later to be known.
Colonel Talbert was killed in 1869 and the regiment was properly integrated into the Army of Northern Virginia. The old guard of the regiment were gradually replaced with “regulars” that filled out the regiments dwindling ranks, those that remained were disdainful of the new blood as they reformatted the regiments ways, losing it’s experienced bushmen in place of greenhorn “proffesionals”.
In 1875 Colonel Talbert’s son, Michael joined the regiment and quickly made a name for himself as a no nonsense, no questions hard man despite his young age. The senior officers saw the fire burning inside and Talbert was volunteered for several high risk sabotage missions deep within Union lines from which he gladly accepted.
Talbert would take small squads of 13th veterans, penetrate deep into enemy lines and cause as much disruption as possible, he’d blow bridges, intercept couriers, ambush trains and whatever he could do to destabilize the Union menace. The old hands smiled, it was if Colonel Talbert’s ghost inhabited the boy and the men of the 13th rejoiced with the hands on their heart, after almost six years Talbert’s Terrors had finally returned.
When the ceasefire broke out the 13th was posted in Arizona and a new war broke out between the Confederacy and the Union, a war of knives and shadows. Partisan bands funded by the two sides fought among the disputed territories while privateers prowled the seas in search of unwary enemy supply lines.
Lately Talbert has been assigned to do all manor of off the record work for the Confederacy, running guns to partisan groups and Indians, raiding union outposts under the guise of banditos and removing certain men of interest within the disputed territories and beyond.
When he is not doing that his “official duties” often has him assigned to tracking down wanted criminals that cross county territories and bringing them in for hard justice. Talbert missed most of the war but it would be back soon enough and he would be right there waiting for it when it did.