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.
Monday, January 25, 18641
Beautiful day. Wrote to L/Julian (Editor: unclear) Captain Hines (sic: Hine) left for Albany. Attended a Ball in the evening-had a grand time!
HINE, ORRIN E.—Age, 25 years. Enrolled, August 26, 1861, at Maine; mustered in as first lieutenant, Go. E, August 29, 1861, to serve three years; as captain, to date August 7, 1862; mustered out, March 6, 1865, at City Point, V a . ; commissioned first lieutenant, October 14, 1861, with rank from August 29, 1861, original; captain, July 19, 1862, with rank from July 6, 1862, Vice Gilbert, resigned; major, April 11,1865, with rank of same date, vice Ford, resigned; not mustered. 2