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Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Bierce, Ambrose

BIERCE, Ambrose, journalist, b. in Meigs county, Ohio, 24 June, 1842. He served in the civil war as a lieutenant of volunteers, and later became a journalist, having been for many years connected with the California press, his present residence being at Los Galos, in that state. Mr. Bierce has published “Cobwebs from an Empty Skull” (London, 1874); “Tales of Soldiers and Civilians” (San Francisco, 1891); “Black Beetles in Amber” (1892); “Can such Things be?” (New York, 1893); and in collaboration with Dr. G. A. Danziger “The Monk and the Hungarian's Daughter,” an adaptation (Chicago, 1892). “The Tales of Soldiers and Civilians,” his most popular work, was republished in London and New York in 1898, under the title of “In the Midst of Life.”