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by Ambrose Bierce

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Author

Ambrose Bierce

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Short story

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United States

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Original language

English

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Publication date

July 13, 1890

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Setting

Northern Alabama during the Civil War

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Major Characters

Peyton Farquhar, Farquhar's Wife, The Northern Scout, The Sergeant.

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An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge is a story about Peyton Farquhar, a wealthy planter and slave owner, who is being prepared for execution by hanging from a railroad bridge. Actions take place in Alabama during the American Civil War.

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