Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce was an American editorialist, journalist, short story writer, fabulist, and satirist. His creation is individualized by sardonic view of human nature and criticism. Participated in the American Civil War, he composed the writing style with an abrupt beginnings, dark imagery, vague references to time, limited descriptions, impossible events and the theme of war. “George Thurston” is a short-story, narrated by the first-person. The action takes place in the period of the American Civil War. The narrator was a topographical engineer, who worked in the colonel Brough's regiment. George Thurston was the first lieutenant and aide-de-camp on the staff of Colonel Brough, commanding a Federal brigade. He took a place of killed aide. In the regiment the soldiers did not like him: he was unsocial and uncommunicative. But once George Thurston shown himself as a very brave warrior… Read the story to see what would happen next with George Thurston!