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