An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge Questions and Answers
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What details in part 1 of the story "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" establish the Civil War setting?

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In the first paragraph of the story, the narrator refers to the "Federal army" and describes a captain and two privates, both of which are ranks within an army. Federal army is another way of saying Union army , and the Union army referred to the United States army—the army of the union of the states—or the North (as the South was attempting to...

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