Octave Bruso Diary: May 11, 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.

Wednesday May 11, 18641

Pleasent + cloudy. Heavy musketry heard at the front. Came of (sic: off) from Guard at 6 P.M. Near Chancellorsville. Heaviest fighting of the war.


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


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