General Mint

“The wind was a woman, too. Sometimes it was a woman like General Mint, a small woman with a neat, pure, honest little face, a woman in flowing black astride the tallest white stallion anyone ever saw, singing as she rode like a flame before a thousand wild troopers who rode as she did or ran like wolves, firing and reloading as they came and halting only to die.”

— Gene Wolfe

General Mint is a character in The Book of the Long Sun, though this passage is from The Book of the Short Sun