Octave Bruso Diary: May 9, 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.

Monday May 9, 18641

(Editor: crossed out text) Warm day. Relieved from the Pits on the morning. Make some Bridges.

Warm + Gusty. Parked all day near Spottsylvania Church. Heavy firing towards the evening. Gen’l Sedgwick killed.

John Sedgwick

General John Sedgwick

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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. Library of Congress American Memory, Digital ID: cwpb 06382

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