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 2, 18641
Beautiful day. Wrote to Col Pettes. Called on L in the forenoon. Went up town in the afternoon to see John B and also called on Mrs Hinman in the Eve and came home with Lottie. Got a letter from Carrie Eastman.
PETTES, WILLIAM H.—Age, 48 years. Enrolled, September 10, 1861, at Buffalo; mustered in as lieutenant-colonel, September 18, 1861, to serve three years; as colonel, January 1, 1864; mustered out, to date July 5, 1865, at Fort Barry, Va .; commissioned lieutenant-colonel, November 4, 1861, with rank from September 18, 1861, original; colonel, June 13, 1863, with rank from June 3,1863, vice Stewart, resigned. 3