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Octave Bruso Diary: April 2, 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.

Saturday April 2, 18641

Awfull (sic) bad day. Snow and Rain. Paid Searg’t McNaught in full (2.00) Wrote to my wife. Wrote to my Sister Malvina. Got a letter from my Wife, one from Henry Inman and one from Washington.


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