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Bierce, Ambrose Gwinnett

Born: 1842 AD
Died: 1914 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Critics, Journalist, Poets, Satirists, Writers

1842 – Bierce was born in a rural area of Meigs County, Ohio on 24th of June.

1862 – Bierce enlisted in the Ninth Regiment, Indiana Volunteers, as part of the Union Army.


         – He was commissioned as a first lieutenant and served on the staff of Gen.

         – Bierce fought at the Battle of Shiloh in April.

1864 – In June, he received a serious head wound at the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain.

1866 – Resumed his military career.

         – In the summer, he rejoined Gen. Hazen as part of the latter’s expedition to inspect military.

1887-1906 – Bierce became one of the first regular columnists and editorialists to be employed on William Randolph Hearst’s newspaper.

1899 – He moved to Washington, D.C., but continued his association with the Hearst Newspapers until 1906.

1913 – The septuagenarian Bierce departed Washington on a tour to revisit his old Civil War battlefields.

         – By December, he had proceeded on through Louisiana and Texas, crossing by way of El Paso into Mexico

         – In Ciudad Juárez, he joined the army of Pancho Villa as an observe

         – On 26th of December he vanished without a trace, becoming one of the most famous disappearances in American literary history.