Stonewall made a name for himself during the Fox Wars, as a commanded a mounted force of a few thousand. During the infamous battle at Bismarck, that his name because immortalized. During the battle, one which cost hundreds of lives, he suffered a broken ankle and had a mount shot out from under him, but still managed to control the battlefield and win the day. Outnumber and outgunned, he and his band of mounted soldiers showed that the fighting American spirit still existed.
Since the end of the Fox War, he has been managing his remaining troops upon his family land, as they tentatively hold on to some sort of normality. But sooner or later, the past seems to find its way back home.
This was a unique situation where when I saw this picture on Instagram, posted by user @dsnow556, I knew I need to have a character like this in my book. I reached out to him and asked permission to use the photo and then with his help, I was able to create an iconic figure, reminiscent of the American spirit of independence and survival.