From reading Ambrose Bierce bio, I can kinda see where he earned the nickname “Bitter Bierce”. Old Bierce had a extremely difficult life. Bierce had three children, two sons and a daughter, but sadly his two sons deceased before he did. One was from suicide over a relationship and the other one was from pneumonia from acoholism. I couldn’t imagine having kids that passed before me and especially from those to incidents. I would go all out and beyong for the one that had pneumonia, and the one that killed himself im pretty sure that couldve been prevented as well. Then on top of those two loss, he ends up getting a divorce. Bierce finds some letters her from an admirer after that happened she died like the next year. Bierce suffered from his head wound when he was enlisted in the military as well.