This one-page guide includes a plot summary and brief analysis of Chickamauga by Ambrose Bierce. Influenced by his time as a first lieutenant in the US Civil. The Chickamauga Community Note includes chapter-by-chapter summary and Chickamauga study guide contains a biography of Ambrose Bierce, literature. Complete summary of Ambrose Bierce’s Chickamauga. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of Chickamauga.

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But you’ll see nothing of the battle in this story. This was a colorful, articulate, and yet harsh short story that has some connection to Bierce’s reflection of the Battle of Chickamauga.

Read this book for class and I enjoyed it. Much nicer to read than this story. Refresh and try again.


Learning Stations — Individual home school for instance or small group activities. After I read the end, I reread and it all snapped together for me and I loved it. It was not romantic nor noble. Dec 18, Althea Ann rated it it was ok. Had picked this up expecting a discussion of the Civil War battle but found instead it is a 12 page 99 cent short story written in Chilling little short story, very weird and creepy hey, any horror story with young children is creepy!

Jun 27, Paul LaFontaine rated it it was amazing. It was kind of slow and I didn’t understand it while I was reading that first time. Jan 16, Miguel Vega rated it liked it Shelves: Bierce’s deliverance of this to the child seemingly supernatural aftermath to a what I assume was some kind of massacre during the American Civil War, is perfectly effective in being both creepy and disturbing.

The boy could be interpreted as a stand-in for all those who are fascinated by war and who are less so on a purely intellectual and rather safe basis but who even engage in it. Not too sure where the name comes from, but maybe I missed it. Ring-boundpages.


Chickamauga by Ambrose Bierce

Dec 04, Benjamin Stahl rated it really liked it. Dec 09, Ivy rated it liked it Shelves: The process was truly fantastic and engrossing. No trivia or quizzes yet. Nov 10, K. You’ll hear no gunshots.

If you read Chickamauga as the story of a little boy who finds that his home has been destroyed by a shell and that all his family have been killed, and who is maybe too young to fully work out what has happened but only feels terror and woe and yet is unable to express himself, this is an extremely moving story. Really uplifting stuff, Bierce. This boy surely has the common sense of a modern politician. I hate when you put down a classic and people say, “But you just don’t get it,” or “Maybe it was too difficult for you.

May 21, David Meditationseed rated it it was amazing Shelves: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I appreciate that it is a classic piece of literature, and that we are to identify with the pain of the soldiers and the boy, but to me, it was ambdose a really depressing story that seemed nihilistic and fatalistic at once. Slightly higher rating since I just visited those woods and the effect is powerful.

This was a haunting story. Empathy for the boy and soldiers? Holy shit, that was surprising. The boy strays too far and becomes lost. Feb 03, Minh rated it it was amazing. As I was reading it, I kept thinking these men were ghosts and that the child was somehow able to see them.

Just a lost child, a deafening silence, footprints and ghost-like apparitions.

I’m sure it was meant to elicit that response, and it did. I had to write a lengthy analysis, which I will spare cchickamauga, but I thought this one perfectly illustrated how we can only be afraid of what we know and understand, and sometimes we fear simple, harmless things while glorifying truly terrifying events like war simply because we have not seen bierc for what they really are.


The sardonic view of human nature that informed his work — along with his vehemence as a critic, with his motto “nothing matters” — earned him the ni Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce was an American editorialist, journalist, short story writer, fabulist and satirist.

It was a surprising feat for a story that was so short. May 01, Fred Forbes rated it really liked it. Dec 11, Kara Strebel rated it it was ok Shelves: Story is of a 6 year old boy lost in the woods after playing warrior with his wooden sword.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Dec 23, Garrett Cash rated it it was amazing Shelves: After a while he leaves the moribund army behind him and arrives at the burning remnants of a farmhouse, whose flames inspire him to a wild dance of fascinated joy.

A small boy, who, with toy wooden sword in hand, wanders off into the woods to fight invisible foes, just as his ancestors have battled real ones.

Definitely a good, quick read. This is represented through vierce image of the mother, whose brains are leaking from her skull after being raped by a gang of soliders. What I can’t understand is what Bierce is trying to convey.