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Octave Bruso Diary: March 3, 1864

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.

Thursday, March 3, 18641

Pleasent day. Left Alexandria at 8 A.M. for the front. Arrived at Rappahannock Station at 12 A.M. Marched to Hazel Run in two and a half hours. Butter 50 cts.


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