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.
Sunday January 31, 18641
Very ___ (Editor: unclear) . Attended church in the morning. And evening with L.
(Editor: “L” is presumably the pet name Octave had for Charlotte “Lottie” Henry Pierce, the woman he would marry within weeks.)
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