In Part I of An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, what is the symbolism behind the Union scout?

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Knowing the soldier who first visited Farquhar was a Confederate soldier, the fact that he returned wearing a Union soldier uniform indicates he gave Farquhar false information.  It establishes the reason why Farquhar is standing on Owl Creek Bridge with a noose around his neck.