A Horseman In The Sky


The story takes place in Virginia in 1861. A soldier, Carter Druse, has fallen asleep at his post on a sunny autumn day. Because the story takes place in 1861, the soldier is serving in the Civil War. He was happily living in Virginia with his parents, when a Union regiment came to the town he was living in. Although he was being a traitor to the south he joined the Union army. Some of the last words his father said to him before he left, were, “Well, go, sir, and whatever may occur do what you conceive to be your duty. Virginia, to which you are a traitor, must go on without you.” He was very tired, and the sun soothed him to sleep, so he slept, knowing that if he was caught he ...

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Ambrose Bierce described the setting and the time period very accurately. By reading his story I could picture the scene very accurately. He explained that the sun was shining, and that it was autumn. Because it was autumn it was not too hot or too cold. He also described Carter’s location very well. From what I read Carter was on a cliff like thing, and was asleep in brush. He was well hidden. The author also describes the time period (war time) very well. He told how a soldier who fell asleep at his post was committing a very serious crime, and anyone who was to catch him asleep was to shoot him in the back. He also told what the Confederate uniform looked like. He described how the armies tried to sneak up on each other, and also described how loyal the men were to the army they were in. He showed this when Carter saw the man on the horse. Carter didn’t shoot the man (probably because it was his father) but he did shoot the horse (which ended up killing the man on ...

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