Octave Bruso Diary: May 7, 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.

Saturday May 7, 18641

Very warm. Relieve from the Pits in the morning. Soon after we left a heavy charge was made. Got marching orders at night and Parked at Chancellorsville. Took the road to Hanover Junction. Heavy fighting in front.


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


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