What happens at the end of the story "An Occurence at Owl Creek Bridge?

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The entire story leads up to the tragic end where Farquhar dies.  The story wanders rather slowly through different events in his life.  Thus, the story is ultimately a flashback, because Farquhar begins by standing on the scaffold.  The end is where he is actually hanged.  His hanging happens when he is in a dreamlike sequence where he is running towards his home and his wife.  One can assume this to be his most recent memory.

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