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 March 14, 18641
Beautiful day. Went to the Headquarters with D. Edwards. Got a letter from my wife.
EDWARDS , DERONDO.—Age, 20 years. Enlisted, August 26, 1861, at Maine; mustered in as private, Co. A , August 31,1861, to serve three years; transferred to Co. E, November 1, 1861; promoted corporal, March 18, 1862; re-enlisted, December 20, 1S63; promoted first sergeant, April 1, 1864; mustered out with company, June 13, 1865, at Fort Barry, Va . 2