heads the column. They move out.
The Cherokee troops silently watch. They then begin to call the white soldier’s names and taunt them as they pass.
John glares at his men.
The Cherokee soldiers stop and just watch.
John turns to Talmidge.
Talmidge, get some men and help
He nods going about his duty. John stares into the distance.
EXT. HILLSIDE ABOVE JOHN ROSS HOME
John and Talmidge stop with the troops that are in tow near John's home.
Well old friend we're home. Disperse
the troops at your house. I'll see
You did the right thing, John.
Talmidge turns his horse and rides away with the troops. John rides toward his home down the long hill.
EXT. JOHN ROSS' TWO STORY WHITE HOUSE
John's striking rural southern home shows the wages of neglect.
John rides to the front of the house looking it over. He dismounts, ties his horse to the hitching post and continues to look.