EXT. JOHN ROSS' PARK HILL HOME
The Union soldier pulls John from his beautiful house.
Two more soldiers put chains on his wrist and force him on a horse. Three soldiers mount up.
Sergeant Prince walks from the darkness and looks at Casteel standing on the Park Hill main street.
We're ready sir. The troops are
mounted and the colonel is on his
way to our camp hospital.
The major gives the order to move out.
Move him out. Back to our lines
at the Capitol.
The column of forty-five soldiers rides out with a sergeant at the head of column calling inaudible orders.
Casteel turns to Prince.
Sergeant Prince, you know your
orders. Be careful out there,
Confederates are everywhere.
The major mounts his horse. He rides out to catch up with his soldiers.
Prince and three heavily armed soldiers take John’s horse in tow and ride in the opposite direction.
EXT. PARK HILL - DAWN
A column of one-thousand Cavalry troops ride toward Park Hill. They stop at the outskirts of the picturesque town. The troops are dirty and dusty. The dust is so thick you can hardly see rank or emblem. The officer in front (Stan Watie) yells orders.