Where to Learn More

Davis, William C. The Commanders of the Civil War. San Diego: Thunder Bay Press, 1999.

Williams, T. Harry. P. G. T. Beauregard: Napoleon in Gray. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1954, 1995.

Woodworth, Steven E. The Failure of Confederate Command in the West. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1990.

Ambrose Bierce

Born June 24, 1842 Meigs City, Ohio Died 1913 or 1914 Place of death unknown

Civil War veteran who authored several short stories about the Civil War

Ambrose Bierce

Born June 24, 1842 Meigs City, Ohio Died 1913 or 1914 Place of death unknown

Civil War veteran who authored several short stories about the Civil War

Ambrose Bierce was one of America's best-known writers of the nineteenth century. As a Union soldier during the Civil War, Bierce witnessed the violence and horror of war firsthand. After the war ended, he drew upon those wartime experiences to write a number of popular short stories and essays. In addition, he ranked as one of the country's most famous newspaper columnists during the 1880s and 1890s.

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