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Octave Bruso Diary: February 19, 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.

Friday, February 19, 18641

Very Cold. Went up to the City in the afternoon and called on Mary. Went out in the Eve with my wife and spent the evening with my Uncle A.  (Editor: Antoine Brosseau was baptized in May 1818, at St. Luc, Quebec. Sponsors were Gabriel Romain, Marie Louis Lanciault.) Received a letter from my Brother.


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