All the King's Men

Civil War

Battles of the Civil War, regarding Cass Mastern

Civil War

12 Apr 1861 - 9 Apr 1865

Battle at Shiloh

04/06/1862 - 04/07/1862

Followed by retreat to Corinth

Knoxville Campaign

Sep 1863 - Dec 1863

Battle of Chickamauga

18 Sep 1863 - 20 Sep 1863

Chattanooga Campaign

Oct 1863 - Nov 1863

Not continuous battle

Battle of Atlanta

22 Jul 1864

Cass gets shot in the leg

Events

Gilbert Mastern is born

1819

Page 240

Alice Trice, nee Puckett is born

1825

Page 253

Cass Mastern is born

1834

Page 243

Duncan Trice dies

Approx. 1857

Page 247

Cass goes to Jackson

1858

Page 277

Mississippi secedes

9 Jan 1861

Page 277

Civil War

12 Apr 1861 - 9 Apr 1865

Start: Confederates bomb Union at Fort Sumter, South Carolina
End: Robert E. Lee surrenders to Ulysses S. Grant

Cass Mastern dies

1864

Page 241
Hospital in Atlanta

Judge Irwin is born

1868

Page 63

Jack's Parents Meet in Arkansas

1886

Page 193

Judge is married

1886

Page 528

Lucy is born

1897

Page 88

Jack is born

1898

Adam is born

1898

Page 174-177

Anne is born

1902

Page 174-177

Scholarly Attorney (Ellis) leaves

1904

Page 171

Willie studies law books

1910 - 1936

Page 100

Stanton is governor

1910 - 1918

Gilbert Mastern dies

1914

Page 240
Maternal uncle of Ellis

World War I

1914 - 1918

Jack in college (undergrad)

1915 - 1919

Page 236 (assuming he started undergrad at 17, which would make sense if he started grad school immediately after undergrad [in grad school in 1920])

Picnic and Swim

1915

Page 174-177
Jack is 17, Adam is about 17, Anne is 13

Willie is Treasurer

1916 - 1920

Page 29

Jack is home living in Burden's Landing, admires the Judge

1916

Page 57

Willie goes to college

1916

Page 100

US in World War I

1917 - 1918

Tom is born

1918

Page 6

Willie is in Oklahoma in a camp during WWI

1918

Page 100

Harrison is governor

1918 - 1922

Page 98

Jack and Anne enjoy summer

1919

Page 444

Anne refuses to marry Jack

December 1919

Page 449
Their relationship has already been going south, but this is a clear tipping point

Willie loses an election for treasurer of Mason County

1920

Page 95

Prohibition

1920 - 1933

Jack in Law School

1920

Page 236 and 454

Anne goes to Virginia college

1920 - 1922

Pages 450, 462

Buck is born

1921

Page 39

MacMurfee is governor

1922 - 1930

Page 98

Duffy is Tax Assessor

1922

Page 19

Jack meets old men of Mason County

1922

... in front of the Harness Shop
Page 79

Jack and Willie meet; Willie winks at Jack

1922

23

Schoolhouse tragedy

1924

Page 97

Road to Damascus

1926

Page 133

"Chronicle" supports Willie

1926

... as "the boy who put his finger in the dyke"
Page 94

Willie is set up by the Harrison gang

1926

Page 98-99

Upton Barbecue

1926

Pages 182-141

Governor Stanton dies

1929

Page 463

"Chronicle" supports MacMurfee

1930

Page 147

Willie is governor

1930 - 1936

Jack begins working for Willie

1930

Pages 162-163
$300 a month (about $4100 today)

Dinner with Anne

1930

Page 159

Slade gets an upscale, legal bar

1933

End of Prohibition

Visit to Mother

1933

Page 165 (start)

Auditor incident

1933

Page 196

Dinner at Judge's

1933

Page 179
Mr. and Mrs. Patton
Dumonde girl
Judge Irwin
Mother and Young Executive

Impeachment Attempt on Wiliie

1933

Page 218

Jack asks Willie about The Wink

1934

Page 23

Photo-Op at Pappy's

1936

Pages 35-40

Courthouse Speech

1936

Willie visits Judge Irwin

1936

Page 62-74

Adam agrees to work for Willie

1937

Pages 382-390

Jack confronts Judge about Littlepaugh

1937

Pages 512-524

Judge commits suicide

1937

Pages 525-533

Jack goes West

1937

Finds out about affair between Willie and Anne (402-404) and goes West to California (405-407) then returns East and dreams "gently back over the years" (308-468)
Kiss - 420
Failed sex attempt - 446
Turns down proposal - 449, 454
Marries Lois - 455
Leaves Lois - 462

Sadie checks into Millett Sanatorium

Approx. 1937

Late Autumn (Post-Thanksgiving)
Page 613
Page 594 gives date

Tom's Accident

20 Nov 1937

Page 554
Page 574 - cord is crushed

Adam Shoots Willie, Sugar Boy shoots Adam

22 Nov 1937

Page 596 (shooting)
Page 577 gives date (Monday before Thanksgiving)

Willie dies

26 Nov 1937

Page 601
Day after Thanksgiving

Willie Stark is born

February 1938

Page 642
Lucy gave Sibyl (baby's mother) $6,000 ($98, 552.08 today) and adopted the baby

Jack sees Sugar Boy in Library

Feb 1938

Page 630 - meeting
Page 637 - date

Tom dies

Feb 1938

Page 639
Pneumonia

Jack meets with Lucy

May 1938

Page 637

Narrating from

1939

All The King's Men is written

1946

Gubernatorial History

Stanton

1910 - 1918

Harrison

1918 - 1922

Page 98

Prohibition

1920 - 1933

MacMurfee

1922 - 1930

Page 98

Willie is governor

1930 - 1936

Irwin Investigation

Jack's findings from his excursion into the Judge's past

Le Moyne Carruthers dies

1904

Page 325
Mabel inherits father's money

Mabel stops paying bills

1911

Page 326
Sudden stop suggests this was not a rich person habit but rather a lack of funds
Both Irwin and Mabel married for money without realizing the other was broke

Irwin is Attorney General under Gov. Stanton

1914

Page 328
Salary of $3,400 ($80,418.50 today) could not pay off debt, even with minimal supplement from plantation

Irwin marries Mabel Carruthers

Jan 12, 1914

Page 325
Prior to foreclosure proceedings

Irwin drops case against Belle Fuel Co

Feb 26, 1914

Page 331
An AG would normally fight for the state to get money, but instead prevented Belle Fuel Co from having to pay
Belle Fuel Co was a subsidiary of AEPC - Irwin was bribed by AEPC to drop the case

Foreclosure proceedings filed

March 1914

Page 324
This is after he marries Mabel, who is supposedly well-off and should be able to help him pay off the mortgage

Irwin acquires 500 shares of AEPC stock

Mar 1914

Page 329
Was either given stock or bought it, but he was too broke to buy - so who gave him stock?

Irwin sells 500 shares of AEPC stock

May 1914

Page 329
Sold to Wilbur Satterfield and Alex Cantor, AEPC officials
Where did he get the shares in the first place?

Irwin plantation mortgage paid in full

May 1914

Page 324
$44,000 ($1,040,710 today)
Where did the money come from?

Irwin becomes Counsel and VP of APEC

1915

Page 329
Significant salary increase post-mortgage pay off
While the money increase is enticing, he was working for a good friend prior to the switch - so why?

Irwin resigns as Attorney General

March 1915

Page 329
Moves to American Electric Power Company for a MUCH higher salary- $20,000 ($468,366.34)
Salary increases AFTER mortgage is paid off

Mortimer Littlepaugh visits Gov. Stanton

3 Aug 1915

Page 340
Irwin was bribed and MLL wants Irwin punished, but Gov. Stanton says there is no proof - Gov. Stanton must therefore have already known

Mortimer L. Littlepaugh commits suicide

4 Aug 1915

Page 340
Couldn't bear to know the truth and not have the Governor investigate
His life was ruined by a corrupt man, and no one will believe him
Tries to make it look like an accident for his sister to receive a meager insurance payout