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Octave Bruso Diary: May 10, 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.

Tuesday May 10, 18641

Very warm + windy. Corp’l of the Guard at night. Got marching orders at 7 P.M. from White River (Editor: unclear). Left camp at 11 P.M. Camped on the Plank Road at 2 A.M. Terrible artillery fighting at the front.


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