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.
Saturday May 7, 18641
Very warm. Relieve from the Pits in the morning. Soon after we left a heavy charge was made. Got marching orders at night and Parked at Chancellorsville. Took the road to Hanover Junction. Heavy fighting in front.
- “1864 Diary of Private Octave Bruso, 50th NY Engineers, Company E” edited by Tom Bauerle, Buffalo, NY, 2010. ↩