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.
Friday May 6, 18641
Very warm. In line of Battle on the north side of Mine Run (Editor: River?). Terrible fighting on the early part of the day. Behind the Breast Works all day. Made Pits-one men of Co E wounded !B. Allen!- Layed in Pits for 24 Hours.
ALLEN, BELDEN.—Age, 25 years. Enlisted, August 27, 1862, at Maine; mustered in as private, Co. E, August 27, 1862, to serve three years; wounded, May 6, 1864; promoted artificer, date not stated; corporal, October 1, 1864; mustered out with company, June 13, 1865, at Fort Barry, Va. 2
- “1864 Diary of Private Octave Bruso, 50th NY Engineers, Company E” edited by Tom Bauerle, Buffalo, NY, 2010. ↩
- Report of the Adjutant General, page 803 ↩
- NY State Military Museum & Veterans Research Center, Belden Allen Page ↩