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