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, January 26, 18641
Parle’ vous francais (Editor: this is written vertically in margin in what seems to be a different hand.)
Pleasent day. Went to Whitney’s Point to attended a ball.
(Editor: Whitney Point, NY is north of Binghamton)
- “1864 Diary of Private Octave Bruso, 50th NY Engineers, Company E” edited by Tom Bauerle, Buffalo, NY, 2010. ↩