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Octave Bruso Diary: April 17, 1864

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.

Sunday April 17, 18641

Cloudy + Cool. Wrote to my brother Augustin. Wrote to W.H. Rahu + Co Box 2262 Pha. Pa. Wrote to the Editor of the Chronicle (Editor: lined through). Corp’l of the Guard in Camp.


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