Ambrose Bierce was an american writer who worked in the field of humorous and horror fiction. As Bierce took part in the American Civil War it made a major effect on his perception of the world and his style of writing. Nowadays Ambrose Bierce is considered to be the master of a short story. 'One Officer, One Man' is a short story set in the time of the American Civil War. The central figure of this story is a young captain of Federal Army, Anderton Graffenreid. The man got military education, but has never been promoted Why? Because of his ideas and moral code! This man wants to be side-by-side with common soldiers during a battle, and nobody waits for it as this officer does. His anticipation for a fight affects him like a drug… but will the battle come to his expectations? Will he survive? Read 'One Officer, One Man' and you will know!