Students like the very descriptive language Bierce uses in this excerpt. Several have gone on to read more about Ambrose Bierce. This is a great description of the effects of war.
Included in this purchase:
- Bierce's well written account with background information
-Open ended Questions for students & answer Key
- lower level True or False Questions & answer Key
Ambrose Bierce was an American writer with a style akin to Mark Twain. During the Civil War he was an officer in the 9th Indiana Volunteers. He saw combat in many Civil War battles and wrote about these after the war. The primary source below, from his 1881 short story “What I Saw at Shiloh,” is his graphic description of what he saw on the second day of battle.
-- The Past is a Blast