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Octave Bruso Diary: April 18, 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.

Monday April 18, 18641

Beautiful day. Wrote to my wife. Came off from Guard at 9 A.M.. Went to Brandy Station and attended the Grand Review of the 6th Corps. Saw Gen’l Grant and many others.



  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 06941
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