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Dr. Mary Ely English 203 February 13, 2006 Ambrose Bierce and the Civil War: An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge Ambrose Bierce joined with the 9th Indiana volunteers in the Union Army in 1861 and went from private to first lieutenant and even worked as a topographical engineer overseeing battle plans. (The Life of Bierce 1).The years he spent fighting in the Civil War impacted him in almost every aspect of his life, and more specifically his writing, he wrote several short stories describing his encounters. Without a doubt, his experiences influenced Bierce’s attitude toward war, life, and death which is depicted in his pieces. In almost every war story, book, and thought, the contemplation of the woman in a man’s life is his apparent comfort. Ambrose Bierce was engaged to Bernice Wright before the war began, their engagement however was broken off during the war (The Life of Bierce 1). This incident is indirectly reflected in An Occurrence of Owl Creek Bridge. Peyton Farquhar’s positive thoughts are often directed towards his wife in An Occurrence
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This note was uploaded on 03/26/2008 for the course ENGL 203 taught by Professor Lee during the Spring '08 term at Texas A&M.

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