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