- May 12, 2019
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Bierce’s experience in the Civil War would prove to be a bloody one. He was involved in military action from the start of the conflict, participating in the first battle of the war at Philippi in June 1861 and the Battle of Rich Mountain just over a month later. His actions at the latter clash saw Bierce recognized by a newspaper after he heroically rescued a wounded comrade while under fire.
Ambrose Bierce was one of the most famous authors of his time, but after he suddenly vanished without a trace, people began to wonder what really happened. A century later, we're getting a clearer picture.