General Alfred Terry: I want you to take a close look at your new command - the scum of the Earth. No enlisted man in uniform can be arrested or tried for any civil offense. That makes the Army a hideout for thieves, renegades, murderers... throw in a few foreign immigrants, professional soldiers and ex-Confederates and that's what's become of your glorious Seventh.
Captain Marcus A. Reno: The boy general. You'd think they'd have more sense then to reinstate him.
Captain Myles Keogh: Why not?
Captain Marcus A. Reno: I've served with him before. Look at him: 28 years old, arrogant, conceited... never mind, you'll find out.
Captain Myles Keogh: Aye, I'm lookin' forward to it.
General Alfred Terry: For the record, I don't like you. You're too sure of yourself, too much your own man.
Custer: Then why did you bring me back?
General Alfred Terry: Because, by the Almighty, you're a soldier. There's another kind of war brewing out here on the frontier. We're going to need every trained man we can get.