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 May 12, 18641
Cloudy and moisty (sic). Heavy rain all the forenoon. Got marching orders + left camp at 8 A.M. Got a letter from my wife.
- “1864 Diary of Private Octave Bruso, 50th NY Engineers, Company E” edited by Tom Bauerle, Buffalo, NY, 2010. ↩