Octave Bruso Diary: February 1, 1864

   

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Note: This is one of many diary entries of Octave Bruso, a member of the 50th New York Engineers who participated in the Petersburg Campaign.

Monday, February 1, 18641

Windy day.

Wrote to

A.M. McNaught

“ King

B.F. Dexter

W.C. Pollard

Sine Sefft ? Line Lefft ?

McNAUGHT , ARCHIBALD.—Age, 28 years. Enlisted, September 11,1861, at Troy, Pa.; mustered in as private, Co. A, September 11, 1861, to serve three years; transferred to Co. E, November 1, 1861; promoted artificer, date not stated; sergeant, September 1, 1862; re-enlisted, January 21, 1864; mustered in as first lieutenant, April 29,1864, as captain Co. H , to date November 6, 1864; resigned, January 14,1865; commissioned first lieutenant, A p r i l 13, 1864, with rank from April 3, 1864, original; captain, November 30, 1864, with rank from October 20, 1864, vice Schenck, mustered out. 2

(Editor: there were several men surnamed “King” in the 50th NY Engineers. They are listed below.).

KING, BISHOP.—Age, 34 years. Enlisted, August 14, 1862, at Elmira; mustered in as private, Co. II, August 14, 1862, to serve three years; mustered out with company, June 13, 1865, at Fort Barry, Va. 3

KING, CHARLES.—Age, 27 years. Enlisted, December 19,1863, at Rochester; mustered in as private, Co. L , December 19,1863, to serve three years; promoted artificer, date not stated; corporal, December 30, 1864; mustered out with company, June 13, 1865, at Fort Barry, Va. 4

KING, FERDINAND , see Ferdinand Konig. 5

KING, JOSEPH.—Age, 19 years. Enlisted, March 23, 1865, at Buffalo; mustered in as private, Co. II, March 23,1865, to serve three years; mustered out with company, June 13,1865, at Fort Barry, Va. 6

DEXTER, BENJAMIN F.—Age, 28 years. Enrolled, January 10, 1862, at Albany; mustered in as second lieutenant, Co. F, January 10, 1862, to serve three years; as first lieutenant, to date October 1, 1862; transferred to Co. E, April 11, 1863; mustered as captain, Co. L , to date January 28,1864; mustered out with company, June 13, 1865. at Fort Barry, Va.; commissioned, second lieutenant, January 10, 1862, with rank of same date, vice Watson, resigned; first lieutenant, December 27, 1862, with rank from October 13, 1862, vice McGrath, promoted; captain, February 9, 1864, with rank from January 23, 1864, original. 7

POLLARD, WILLIAM C.—Age, 25 years. Enlisted, August 30, 1861, at Maine; mustered in as sergeant, Co. H , September 7, 1861, to serve three years; transferred to Co. E, November 1, 1861; mustered in as second lieutenant, to date November 14, 1862; first lieutenant, to date March 1,1864; mustered out October 31,1864, at City Point, V a .; commissioned second lieutenant, October 30, 1862, with rank from September 19, 1862, vice Holden, resigned; first lieutenant, March 23, 1864, with rank from March 1, 1864, vice Dexter, promoted. 8

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