JONATHAN E LEAVITT 12th NH Inf, Co D; Res: Sanbornton,NH ; Age: 24; Rank: Pvt; Enl: 08/14/62; Must In: 09/05/62 ; Wounded 07/02/63; Died from wounds on 07/04 or 07/05/63 at Gettysburg, PA
JONATHAN ELVIN LEAVITT was born in Danbury, NH [Ayling] on 14 July 1838, the son of Alvin C and Dorothy (Roberts) Leavitt. He died in the Division Hospital at Gettysburg, PA, mortally wounded in battle. His burial place is unknown - the Descendants of Moses Leavitt bk says he was buried at Gettysburg, but his name is not seen in the cemetery records.
Jonathan lived in Sanbornton, NH [1850-1860 censuses], and was a resident here when he enlisted in 1862. He was unmarried. The "Registers of Deaths of Volunteers, 1861-1865" recorded him as "John E" Leavitt, Co D, 12th NH, saying he died in the regimental hospital on 2 July 1863 from "Vul. Sclopet", which is vulnera sclopetaria, or gunshot wound. Following the war, his father filed for a pension. In these papers, it was reported that Jonathan was wounded on 3 July by a shell which took off both of his feet. In the History of the Twelfth New Hampshire, pg 574, Cpl Orrin G Colby makes mention of this, but not which day it took place.
His ancestry, according to the LEAVITT Descendants of John, the Immigrant, Through His Son, Moses book, page 89: Jonathan E (Alvin Call, Dudley, Dudley, Joseph, Moses, John)
Sources: Ayling’s Revised Register of the Soldiers and Sailors of New Hampshire in the War of the Rebellion, 1861–1866, has Jonathan's birth place listed as Danbury, NH.
The full pension file for Jonathan E Leavitt is available on Fold3.com:
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