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Indiana Historical Bureau

IHB > Historical Markers > Find a Marker > Ambrose G. Bierce Ambrose G. Bierce

Ambrose G. Bierce


Location: 518 West Franklin Street, Elkhart. (Elkhart County, Indiana)

Erected 1998 Indiana Historical Bureau, Elkhart County Historical Society, and Elkhart County Community Foundation.

ID# : 20.1998.2

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Visit Blogging Hoosier History to learn about Bierce's work and his belief in freethought.


Born in Ohio 1842; family moved to Kosciusko County, Indiana 1846. Bierce lived and worked in Elkhart 1860-1861. Union officer wounded in Civil War. Moved to California 1866; became nationally prominent as journalist, short story writer, and critic. Assumed dead, circa 1914, on a trip to Mexico. This property purchased 1870 by his parents.


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