Ambrose Bierce’s “Chickamauga” is representative of his typical subject matter, theme, and style.
II. Biographical Sketch
A. Military experiences
B. Effect of the loss of his wife and eldest son
III. Bierce’s subject matter
IV. Bierce’s themes
A. Supernatural themes
B. Military themes
V. Bierce’s style of writing
VI. Bierce’s subject matter in “Chickamauga”
A. Civil War
VII. Bierce’s theme in “Chickamauga”
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