ARCHIBALD D LEAVITT Co E, 16th ME Inf; Res: Turner, ME; Age: 22; Rank: Cpt, Maj ; Enl: 08/14/62 ; Must In: 08/14/62; Died of wounds on 05/31/64
Leavitt monument, Turner, Maine
ARCHIBALD "ARCH" DORILLUS (DORILLOUS) LEAVITT was born 15 July 1841, the son of Arch and Mary (Deane) Leavitt. He died on 30 May 1864 from wounds received on 12 May during the Battle of Laurel Hill (shown as the Wilderness on family monument). He is buried in the Howes Corner Cemetery (aka North Turner Burial Ground) in Turner.
Brothers Aubrey and Archibald D were early participants in the Civil War, taking part in the raising of a company that would be part of the 16th Maine Infantry, a 3-year unit. Both were mustered into service on 14 Aug 1862, Aubrey as sergeant of Co E (later promoted to 2nd Lt). Arch, initially captain of the same company, would become Major of the regiment, but was mortally wounded (in left clavicle) in battle, and died in Douglas Hospital, Washington, DC on 30 May 1864 (the 29th is also seen for death date). While the "Register of Deaths of Volunteers" lists him as buried in the Soldiers' Home Cemetery in DC, the Sixteenth Maine book (pg 230) says "His remains were brought to Turner and buried with Masonichonors".