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Octave Bruso Diary: February 16, 1864

Note: This is one of many diary entries of Octave Bruso, a member of the 50th New York Engineers who participated in the Petersburg Campaign.

Tuesday February 16, 18641

Very Cold day. Recieved a letter from Julian (Editor: unclear) Murphy. Was married at 7 ½ P.M. had a good pleasent audience.

(Editor: Names of people written in very small letters at bottom of page.)

Rev. A.D. Wilbor (Editor: pastor of Riverside Methodist, Dearborn Street, Buffalo)

Henry Inman (Henry Inman was married to Charlotte’s sister Mary. Henry was Octave’s brother-in-law.), Mary Inman (Charlotte’s sister)

Tillie Inman

Mrs. Inman

Mr. Antoine Bruso, Mrs. A. Bruso

Mr. Louis Bruso,  Mrs. L. Bruso, Mary Bruso

Mr. Graham + Mrs. Graham

Fred Bruso

Mrs. Bulger (Editor: possibly Pulger) + Willie B _____,

Miss Demming (Editor: unclear)

Parmelia Jones

Nell + Jenine Standbridge

J.C. Henry

Libbie Armstrong + Mrs. Armstrong

Rachel Graham


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