Octave Bruso Diary: March 31, 1864



in Octave Bruso

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

Thursday March 31, 18641

Pleasent day but rather cool. Felt some better. On detail putting Plank on the Bridge. Got a letter from my sister Melvina.

(Editor: Marie Malvina Brosseau was born October 30, 1848 in St. Luc, Quebec, La Societe Genealogique Canadienne-Francaise, Montreal. In the US Census of 1860, she was 11 years old and living in Illinois.)


  1. ā€œ1864 Diary of Private Octave Bruso, 50th NY Engineers, Company Eā€ edited by Tom Bauerle, Buffalo, NY, 2010.


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