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Octave Bruso Diary: February 5, 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 5, 18641

Cold & Windy. Got a letter from C.A.B. (Editor: Octave’s brother, Charles Auguste, was born December 1, 1843 in St. Luc, Quebec as per La Societe Genealogique Canadienne-Francaise, Montreal.)


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