Iconoclastic Memories of the Civil War

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

At the outset of the American Civil War, [the writer Ambrose] Bierce enlisted in the Union Army's 9th Indiana Infantry Regiment....In February 1862 he was commissioned First Lieutenant, and served on the staff of General William Babcock Hazen as a topographical engineer, making maps of likely battlefields. Bierce fought at the Battle of Shiloh (April 1862), a terrifying experience that became a source for several later short stories and the memoir, "What I Saw of Shiloh". In June 1864, he sustained a serious head wound at the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, and spent the rest of the summer on furlough, returning to active duty in September. He was discharged from the army in January 1865. (Summary by Wikipedia)

Genre(s): War & Military, Memoirs, Modern (19th C)

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - On a Mountain Winston Tharp
Play 02 02 - A Little of Chicamauga Winston Tharp
Play 03 03 - A Crime at Pickett's Mill Winston Tharp
Play 04 04 - What I Saw of Shiloh Winston Tharp
Play 05 05 - Four Days in Dixie Winston Tharp
Play 06 06 - What Occurred at Franklin Winston Tharp