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Octave Bruso Diary: March 23, 1864

Note: This is one of many diary entries of Octave Bruso, who participated in the Petersburg Campaign as a member of the 50th New York Engineers.

Wednesday March 23, 18641

Pleasent + windy. A great deal of snow on the ground. No drill. Wrote to __ Bruso (Editor: unclear) . On guard in camp !Wrote to my wife! Recieved a letter from my wife, one from Sine (Editor: Line?) and one from H. Ripley.


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