Octave Bruso Diary: January 26, 1864



in Octave Bruso

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.

Tuesday, January 26, 18641

Parle’ vous francais (Editor: this is written vertically in margin in what seems to be a different hand.)

Pleasent day. Went to Whitney’s Point to attended a ball.

(Editor: Whitney Point, NY is north of Binghamton)


  1. “1864 Diary of Private Octave Bruso, 50th NY Engineers, Company E” edited by Tom Bauerle, Buffalo, NY, 2010.


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