Category Archives: Ambrose Bierce

Killed at Resaca, by Ambrose Bierce

While fighting in the Civil War would cause some soldiers to turn and run, other soldiers were invigorated by battle. Thus it was with US Lieutenant Herman Brayle. As recounted by Ambrose Bierce, Brayle’s unit was assigned to the brigade the 9th Indiana … Continue reading

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Humming Missiles

“Suddenly a great bank of white smoke pushes upward from behind the wall. Another and another – a dozen roll up before the thunder of the explosions and the humming of the missiles themselves come bounding through clouds of dust … Continue reading

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An Infernal Infernal Canopy of Hissing Lead

Ambrose Bierce enlisted in Company C, 9th Indiana Volunteer Infantry on April 24, 1861.  He would fight in the Eastern Theater during the early months of the war.  At the Battle of Rich Mountain, he would receive favorable attention for … Continue reading

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