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Octave Bruso Diary: April 8, 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.

Friday April 8, 18641

Pleasent day. Wrote to my Brother in Law ___ (Editor: unclear) . Got marching orders and left for the Hazel River at 10 A.M. Guard at the Bridge. Got a letter from my wife.


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