McGuire and Baxter rush inside the house.
INT. DEERINWATER HOUSE
Paul stands beside his wife holding a stick of firewood. She lies on the floor badly beaten, curled up, nude and crying.
The soldiers stop and just stare.
Paul turns to them and speaks while his baby cries in the back room.
What has brought us to this?
Baxter is stunned he just shakes his head.
EXT. STOCKADES - NIGHT
The sun goes down. behind the stockade walls.
Major Casteel and his men ride in with a group of two hundred Cherokee prisoners.
General Scott watches with Captain Compton.
Casteel stops in front of General Scott as the Cherokee in his background are being herded into the stockade. He salutes.
Sir, the last of them are in custody.
The count's around seventeen
thousand. We'll be ready to remove'em
to the territories tomorrow.
The General answers unconcerned.
Very good, major.
The major speaks an after thought.