Octave Bruso Diary: March 14, 1864


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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


  1. “1864 Diary of Private Octave Bruso, 50th NY Engineers, Company E” edited by Tom Bauerle, Buffalo, NY, 2010.
  2. Report of the Adjutant General, page 923

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