The Cherokee and Creek Warriors charge the garrison. Talmidge steadies his horse holding his position in the rear.
EXT. GILLESPIE'S STATION - DAY
The Ridge kills a civilian trying to shut the front gates. The warriors continue to pass through and inside. A token resistance is met. Sevier tired men are caught off guard. They dismount and defend themselves.
The fighting is bloody and fierce at the front gate as soldiers, Indians and civilians fight in pitched battles around the area.
INT. GILLESPIE'S STATION
The battle is now down to warriors and soldiers fighting hand-to-hand. Screams and sounds of pain are heard as the tomahawks, knives and guns meet their mark.
The Cherokee have overrun the station. Soldiers, Cherokee’ and civilians lie dead.
EXT. FOREST NEAR GILLESPIE'S STATION
Talmidge watches intently from the distance. He is visibly up-set by the bloodshed.
John watches the killing and hides his grief from Talmidge.
John Looks at Talmidge.
Talmidge shrugs his shoulders in a reconciled manner.
The Ridge rides from inside the fortress. He gallops his
horse beside John. The Ridge extends his arm for John to get on his horse with him. John swings up. They turn to ride away back toward the fortress. The Ridge stops his horse and looks back at Talmidge. He motions for him to