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Octave Bruso Diary: May 1, 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.

Sunday May 1, 18641

Beautiful day. Wrote to my Wife and also to my sister Malvina. Got a letter from my Brother Augustin and my stamps from Washington! Wrote to my Brother C.A.B.


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