Our protagonist, John Carter stands 6 feet 2 inches tall with close-cropped black hair and steel-grey eyes. A Virginian, he served as a captain in the American Civil War on the side of the Confederacy. After the war, Carter and his companion Powell, who was also a captain in the Civil War, became gold prospectors and struck it rich in Arizona.



Capt. James Powell

Captain Powell served with John Carter in the American Civil War on the side of the Confederacy. After the war, Carter and Powell became gold prospectors and struck it rich in Arizona.