Well, you Yankees and your holy principle about savin' the Union. You're plunderin' pirates that's what. Well, you think there's no Confederate army where you're goin'. You think our boys are asleep down here. Well, they'll catch up to you and they'll cut you to pieces you, you nameless, fatherless scum. I wish I could be there to see it.
John Lee Mahin (1902–1984), U.S. screenwriter, Martin Rackin, co-scenarist, and John Ford. Hannah Hunter (Constance Towers), The Horse Soldiers, railing against the Union soldiers who have taken over her plantation, after being discovered listening to the Union army's plans through a stovepipe (1959).