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Octave Bruso Diary: March 24, 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.

Thursday March 24, 18641

Beautiful day. Came off from Guard at 9 A.M. Wrote to my wife and to Sine. Made some candy. 16 Recruits came at night. (Editor: written vertically in margin “$3.00”)


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