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Octave Bruso Diary: March 1, 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.

Tuesday, March 1, 18641

Snow and rain all day. Very unpleasant. Called on Herbert Riply. (Editor: probably “Ripley” is correct) . Wrote to Dewitt Rathbun. Attended the Theatre in the Eve. Bought me a hat for $2.50. (note: approximately $34 in 2009)


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