Late Twenties, Early Thirties, she is unsure.Gender:
Straight but secretly Bi-Curious
Occupation: Chuckwagon Cookie, CattlewomanAppearance:
5'6 and 125 lbs. Above average height. Leanly muscled, fit, slender and athletic. Black Outing Jacket
or brown leather vest with Light Blue Union Army Greatcoat with Rain Cape
and a red forage cap with a black visor
or a black Hardee hat
. Red or Blue Trousers, with Red Gaiters (boot covers) for riding.Likes:
Good food, liberating cowboy lifestyle, Lincoln and the Republican Party, the North and Union in General and Union military veterans specifically, Cows and horses, Hunting, Fishing, Boating, Reconstruction, Addicted to the excitement of combat, Strangely is a sub when it comes to sexual relations.Dislikes:
Slavery, Unreformed Confederates, Revenge, Anti-Black Racism and Bigotry, City/Farm and Plantation life in general, Sedentary lifestyleFears:
Living a highly limited or cloistered life, not necessarily slavery.Goals:
To live a free and rewarding life on the frontier. Her ultimate life goal is to save enough money to operate her own shipping, fishing or boating service in Louisiana.Weapons:
Model 1858 Remington Revolver, Colt Model 1849 Pocket Revolver (backup/secondary), Sharps Model 1859 Carbine, Equipment:
Chuckwagon cook equipment, Horse related gear such as a lasso, saddles and bags, knife, spurs, horsewhip etc. Horse:
Chickasaw Horse named Cump, the same nickname given to General William T. Sherman, the famous US Civil War General.Home:
She has relatives in Missouri and Louisiana that she knows of, but if she had to claim a home, it would be in Kansas where she joint owns some ranching and grazing land. Background:
Felicia was born into slavery by a landowning family in Louisiana. Her Master sold her in order to separate her from her family and roots at a young age to another landowner in Missouri who operated ferries and ranches. As a result she became a fairly skilled cook as well as performing general maintenance and horticulture work. Before the War Between the States erupted, she was punished with twenty five lashes for assaulting a white citizen. Her back still carries the scars.
She escaped in August of 1856 to Kansas territory when her Master and many other Southerners invaded Kansas. She wandered around for quite a while, nearly starving to death while asking every native Jayhawker she found if she could work to get a gun and kill some 'Goobers.' She ultimately became a farmhand for a prominent Free Stater in Kansas and when the Civil War actually broke out, followed federal troops raised in Kansas. While working mostly in camp and other sundry and support roles, she had been in combat and under fire with fair frequently. She served the Northern side in Kansas, Missouri, Tennessee, and later in South Carolina, Georgia and Florida, helping bring to the Deep South the overzealous brand of Jawhawker antislavery justice to the Confederacy.
After the war, she returned back West and joined several former Redlegs (Kansas militia cavalry) in more or less unsuccessfully hunting down Confederate fugitives of the like that served under William Quantrill or Bloody Bill Anderson despite the fact most of them were paroled or pardoned by the Federal government. Before she got in too much trouble, she decided to try making an honest living beyond revenge.
Almost immediately, she failed at opening a dry goods store and quickly moved on to her other strength which was being a cookie for a group of cowboys which gave her steady pay as well as satiating her thirst for a somewhat restless life she had taken a liking for. Besides operating a chuckwagon, she also found various sidejobs in the past including including being a barber, a guide or scout, hunting, farm or ranch hand and the occassional ferry or boat work. Other:
Picture credit to Jessica White