chikamaugaI would like to know the summary of the short story of "Chickamauga" by Ambrose Bierce.

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This story is set (presumably, given the title) at the Battle of Chickamauga in the US Civil War.

The main character is a young boy out playing in the woods.  He was playing soldier.  He eventually fell asleep.  When he woke up, there were wounded men crawling through the woods.  He pretended to lead them as they went.

When he got back to his home (a plantation), he found it had been destroyed and his family all killed.  At that point, we find out that the boy was deaf and mute.

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This story is set (presumably, given the title) at the Battle of Chickamauga in the US Civil War.

The main character is a young boy out playing in the woods.  He was playing soldier.  He eventually fell asleep.  When he woke up, there were wounded men crawling through the woods.  He pretended to lead them as they went.

When he got back to his home (a plantation), he found it had been destroyed and his family all killed.  At that point, we find out that the boy was deaf and mute.

Thank you so much

the other question i have is if the author is anti war or not ?

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