Here, we will discuss the setting of the short story “Chickamauga” by Ambrose Bierce.
The title of the short story written by Ambrose Bierce, “Chickamauga”, reveals that the story is going to be about the famous Battle of Chickamauga, fought in 1863. After reading the short story, it becomes clear that the author depicted one of the events from the Chickamauga Campaign, from the perspective of a young Southerner boy. The time setting is, then, the American Civil War, particularly September 19 or September 20, 1863, when the battle took place.
The social setting is closely related to the time setting, as the Battle of Chickamauga refers to the fight between Unionists and Confederates. The victory belonged to the latter, but there were ma...