Clinton Hogue, and his brother Harvey, both served in the Civil War on the Union side. Clinton joined Company G of the Iron Brigade's Indiana 19th Regiment, was "shot to pieces on two different occasions", and participated in most of the major battles of the war. He began service as a private and ended as a 1st Lieutenant. On January 1st, 1864 he re-enlisted at Culpepper, Virginia.
I don't want to say too much about this quirky short story by Ambrose Bierce, "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge." (Free UK/US Edition) It was written in 1890 and has become, perhaps, his best known work.