Octave Bruso Diary: January 31, 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.

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.)

Charlotte “Lottie” Henry Pierce Bruso

Charlotte “Lottie” Henry Pierce Bruso

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Source:

  1. “1864 Diary of Private Octave Bruso, 50th NY Engineers, Company E” edited by Tom Bauerle, Buffalo, NY, 2010.
  2. “1864 Diary of Private Octave Bruso, 50th NY Engineers, Company E” edited by Tom Bauerle, Buffalo, NY, 2010.

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Jack Robinson December 30, 2010 at 12:01 pm

This is a well-kept photograph. Thank you for sharing.

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