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 9, 18641
(Editor: crossed out text) Warm day. Relieved from the Pits on the morning. Make some Bridges.
Warm + Gusty. Parked all day near Spottsylvania Church. Heavy firing towards the evening. Gen’l Sedgwick killed.
- “1864 Diary of Private Octave Bruso, 50th NY Engineers, Company E” edited by Tom Bauerle, Buffalo, NY, 2010. ↩
- Library of Congress American Memory, Digital ID: cwpb 06382 ↩