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Octave Bruso Diary: March 31, 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 31, 18641

Pleasent day but rather cool. Felt some better. On detail putting Plank on the Bridge. Got a letter from my sister Melvina.

(Editor: Marie Malvina Brosseau was born October 30, 1848 in St. Luc, Quebec, La Societe Genealogique Canadienne-Francaise, Montreal. In the US Census of 1860, she was 11 years old and living in Illinois.)


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