Iconoclastic Memories of the Civil War

Read by Winston Tharp

(4.6 stars; 122 reviews)

At the outset of the American Civil War, [the writer Ambrose] Bierce enlisted in the Union Army's 9th Indiana Infantry Regiment....In February 1862 he was commissioned First Lieutenant, and served on the staff of General William Babcock Hazen as a topographical engineer, making maps of likely battlefields. Bierce fought at the Battle of Shiloh (April 1862), a terrifying experience that became a source for several later short stories and the memoir, "What I Saw of Shiloh". In June 1864, he sustained a serious head wound at the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, and spent the rest of the summer on furlough, returning to active duty in September. He was discharged from the army in January 1865. (Summary by Wikipedia) (1 hr 40 min)


01 - On a Mountain 12:15 Read by Winston Tharp
02 - A Little of Chicamauga 10:42 Read by Winston Tharp
03 - A Crime at Pickett's Mill 22:31 Read by Winston Tharp
04 - What I Saw of Shiloh 16:19 Read by Winston Tharp
05 - Four Days in Dixie 22:24 Read by Winston Tharp
06 - What Occurred at Franklin 16:03 Read by Winston Tharp


Short yet interesting!

(5 stars)

I really enjoyed this audio book! While somewhat short, Bierce does an excellent job painting a picture in the reader (listeners) mind. I feel as though I could listen to several more hours of these memoirs. Winston Tharp is one of my favorite readers. His voice and clarity is excellent!

(5 stars)

My one of the few Yankees my Confederate ancestors would have respected.

(5 stars)

Winston Tharp is the best narrator for Civil War Era books.

brings you there

(5 stars)

This is a first hand account by a talented writer. It’s a joy to hear some of the beautiful ways he writes but also a glimpse into the terror, confusion, and exhilaration of war.

excellent short and personal history of his part of the civil war

(5 stars)

wow, just wow.

(5 stars)

thank you Librivox and to the incredible Reader.

A really interesting perspective

(5 stars)

Good narration of a personal story

(5 stars)

Very interesting firsthand accounts of civil war battles.