TV Series | TV-14 | | Drama, Western
The Civil War is past, but former Confederate soldier Cullen Bohannon can't put it behind him. Fresh are the memories of the death of his wife, killed at the hands of the Union soldiers, an act that sets him on a course of revenge.
The character of Cullen Bohannon was loosely based on former Union General John "Jack" Casement, the real life chief engineer for the Union Pacific hired by Thomas Durant. He was later replaced by Major General Grenville Dodge but kept on as chief construction "boss" much the way Thomas Durant hired a chief engineer in season 2 but kept Cullen Bohannon on as chief construction "boss".
It's not your manners, Mr. Bohannan, it's your manner.
The show has the Cheyenne and Sioux using stirrups. The plains Indians did not use stirrups. They were, therefore, limited to operating as light cavalry.