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A Biography of Ambrose Bierce

Date Submitted: 04/09/2004 11:58:16
Category: / Society & Culture / People
Length: 1 pages (381 words)
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Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce was born in 1842 into a fairly poor family as the youngest of nine children. He lived in a log cabin in Horse Cave Creek, Ohio as a child. The only formal education he ever received was a single year at the Kentucky Military Institute when he was seventeen years of age. He enlisted with the Ninth Indian Infantry as a drummer boy in the Civil War. Then, in 1864, he was wounded and …

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…San Antonio, he was given a dinner by his old army comerades. Afterwards he wandered the border for several days before he finally crossed, bravely, but gloomily into a revolution torn Mexico. His last letter home was sent from Chihuahua on December 26, 1913. He was never heard from again. It is believed that he joined the revolutionary forces of Pancho Villa and fell in the Battle of Ojinaga on January 11, 1914. But no one knows for sure.

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