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SERGEANT JUMPER

This boy, this soldier is my

sister's baby.

The general tries to console him in a poor way.

STAN WATIE

Sorry, but we are at war, Sergeant

Jumper.

The sergeant ignores the statement and calls two soldiers.

SERGEANT JUMPER

Not with my people, bury him. Standby

at the grave, I want to say a few

words over him.

The Cherokee soldiers pick up the body and carry him away. Watie turns and speaks to the Captain of the remaining column.

STAN WATIE

Keep your company here for a

south guard. Watch close,

Union troops are in the area.

The Captain nods with a military baring.

He turns to his three hundred men that sit ready on their cavalry mounts.

CAPTAIN

Post the guard!

The soldiers take their guard positions. When they stop they all go to rifles and sabers ready.

The North Company’s horses are fidgeting and snorting. A single horse's hooves are heard on the trail.

Stan Watie looks.

STAN WATIE

Hold your positions. Let him pass.

An unidentifiable Cherokee Confederate Major (Whitekiller) rides fast from the northeast and past the north guard. He

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