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Octave Bruso Diary: March 25, 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.

Friday March 25, 18641

Pleasent day. Borrowed 2.00 from Searg’t McNaught. Went to Headquarters and bought 1 box Segars (sic: cigars) and 15 lbs sugar. Got wet coming back. Got a letter from my Wife.


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