An occurance at Owl Creek Bridge
Peyton Farquhar is a Southern prosperous farmer, who is about 35 years old. He attempted to destroy the railroad bridge at Owl Creek, which causes him to be taken in by the Union Army and soon hung. He's a slave owner, who comes form an old respected Alabama family. Many people had different views about him. Some consider him to be a sympathetic and brave character, while others say he's callous, foolhardy, and obsessed with honor. Even though he was prevented form being a Confederate soldier, there was no task he couldn't perform, "no service too humble for him to perform in aid of the South."