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Octave Bruso Diary: May 12, 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.

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.


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