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Octave Bruso Diary: April 19, 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.

Tuesday April 19, 18641

Beautiful day. Sent my wife $10.00. 18903 (Editor: receipt number?) Out in charge of the squad getting out wood. Got my Papers from St. Louis-open by Lt. Pollard.


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