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Octave Bruso Diary: May 4, 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.

Wednesday May 4, 18641

Beautiful Day. Struck tents at 3 o clock A.M. and left the Hazel River at 4 A.M. On Guard with the Hd Qrtrs + tool wagon. Arrived at the Rapidan at 5 P.M. marched 22 miles.  ___________  (Editor: unclear) at 1 P.M. as a safe-guard.


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