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Octave Bruso Diary: March 5, 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.

Saturday, March 5, 18641

Cloudy and some rain. Corporal of the Guard at H.Q.’s. Done some washing. Boot mending 10 c-

(roughly $1.50 in 2009)


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