The sergeant yells out to his men standing nearby.
I need a burial detail!
Four men step forward and move toward Paul's body.
The Major Walks toward the stockade gates. In the background, Paul's body is being taken off the wall.
The Cherokee do not move, they simply watch the major walk out, with hate and tears in their eyes. Murmurs are heard as the major leaves. The crowds dialogue overlaps as they yell at the major.
He was innocent. Murderer. Animal!
Sergeant Prince walks to the guards handling the crowd.
Private Baxter stands in a corner sadly watching.
EXT. COMMAND POST TENT, FRONT OF STOCKADES - LATE NIGHT
General Scott walks with Compton into the canvas command post tent past the posted guard. The guard salutes as they pass.
John Ross rides to the tent’s front entrance with two armed guards. John’s hands are bound at the wrist with rope. They stop their horses.
GUARD NO. ONE
Stay on your horse half-breed.
The command post guard that stands in front of General Scott's tent entrance speaks.
What'da want troop.
The guard looks over at John.