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Octave Bruso Diary: May 2, 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.

Monday May 2, 18641

Pleasent until about 3 o clock. Got up at 4 o’clock A.M. to leave for the spring campaign. A heavy rain on (Editor: or “all”) the Eve. Camped across the Hazel River.


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