Octave Bruso Diary: Week of September 18, 1864

   

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Note: This is one week’s worth of diary entries of Octave Bruso, who participated in the Siege of Petersburg as a member of the 50th New York Engineers.1

Sunday September 18, 1864

Warm Day. Worked all day at Battery No. 8. Went to the 2d + 9th Corps HdQrs in the evening and also after the mail. Recieved a letter from my Wife.

 

Monday September 19, 1864

Warm Day. Worked all day at Battery No. 8. Recieved a letter from my Brother Augustin + one from Washington.

 

Tuesday September 20, 1864

Beautiful Day. Wrote to my wife. Recieved a letter from Sneider + Langley (Editor: unclear). Went out in the woods all day with Squad getting Poles.

 

Wednesday September 21, 1864

Warm Day. Worked on fort No. 8 all day. Changed our camp. Rained most all night.

 

Thursday September 22, 1864

Pleasent Day. Recieved a letter from my wife. Worked all day at Fort No. 1. Recieved a paper from my wife.

 

Friday September 23, 1864

Beautiful Day. Wrote to my wife, To my sister Malvina and to Snyder + Co. Worked all day at Fort No. 1.

 

Saturday September 24, 1864

Rained a little. Worked all day at Fort No. 1. Signed the Pay Rolls for Pay, in the evening. Weather changed during night (Editor: page ripped)

Source:

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

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