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