ALMOND ORLANDO LEAVITT US Navy ; Res: Grantham, NH ; Age: ; Rank: Asst.Surg ; Enl: 07/30/61 ; "Retired" on 06/24/62
ALMOND ORLANDO LEAVITT, the son of Josiah and Betsey (Brown) Leavitt, was born in Grantham, NH on 25 Jan 1828 [Moses Leavitt Gen, pg 107]. He died in Concord, NH on 10 Oct 1909 [NH death rec], and was listed as buried in Claremont, NH. There is a stone in Gleason Cemetery, Plainfield, NH, that bears his name, however.
Almond Leavitt attended school at the Kimball Academy in Meriden, NH, where he graduated in July 1852. While a student at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH (Class of 1856), he also taught school, including a winter session at Fitchburg, MA High School in 1853-54 [Rep't of School Comm of Fitch.]. By 1860, he was living in Boston, MA, and was attending medical college. He was working at the hospital on Deer Island in Boston Harbor when he received, on 30 July 1861, an appointment to serve as an assistant surgeon with the US Navy, on board the USS Potomac. Within a year, however, he suffered from mental illness, and was sent to the US Naval Hospital in Brooklyn on 2 Feb 1862 (see below). He was afterwards sent to the State Hospital in Concord, NH (his death record lists his entry date as 27 Jan 1865), where he remained until his death (from heart disease and senile paranoia) in 1909.
His ancestry, according to the LEAVITT Descendants of John, the Immigrant, Through His Son, Moses book (pg 107), was: Almond O (Josiah, Dudley, Nathaniel, Joseph, Moses, John)
Admittance page from the Hospital Tickets and Case Papers, Dep't of the Navy, Rec of the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery. NARA.
Entry from Conn's History of the New Hampshire Surgeons in the War of Rebellion