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