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)
Mr. Antoine Bruso, Mrs. A. Bruso
Mr. Louis Bruso, Mrs. L. Bruso, Mary Bruso
Mr. Graham + Mrs. Graham
Mrs. Bulger (Editor: possibly Pulger) + Willie B _____,
Miss Demming (Editor: unclear)
Nell + Jenine Standbridge
Libbie Armstrong + Mrs. Armstrong
- “1864 Diary of Private Octave Bruso, 50th NY Engineers, Company E” edited by Tom Bauerle, Buffalo, NY, 2010. ↩