Octave Bruso Diary: May 6, 1864

   

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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.

Friday May 6, 18641

Very warm. In line of Battle on the north side of Mine Run (Editor: River?). Terrible fighting on the early part of the day. Behind the Breast Works all day. Made Pits-one men of Co E wounded !B. Allen!- Layed in Pits for 24 Hours.

ALLEN, BELDEN.—Age, 25 years. Enlisted, August 27, 1862, at Maine; mustered in as private, Co. E, August 27, 1862, to serve three years; wounded, May 6, 1864; promoted artificer, date not stated; corporal, October 1, 1864; mustered out with company, June 13, 1865, at Fort Barry, Va. 2

Belden Allen, note wound in his head "Uncle Belden Allen, Shell Hole in Head"

Belden Allen, note wound in his head "Uncle Belden Allen, Shell Hole in Head"

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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. Report of the Adjutant General, page 803
  3. NY State Military Museum & Veterans Research Center, Belden Allen Page

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