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Hunt, Leavitt

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 29, credited to Weathersfield, VT
Unit(s): USA, 38th NY INF
Service: comn, Washington, DC, 1LT, Co. F, 38th NY INF, 11/12/61, tr to Co C, 1/12/62, m/o 9/4/62; MAJ and ADC, USA, 8/20/62, resgd 7/25/63;

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VITALS

Birth: 02/22/1831, Unknown
Death: 02/16/1907

Burial: Weathersfield Bow Cemetery, Weathersfield, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Lew & Ginny Gage
Findagrave Memorial #: 44674333

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 12/15/1879; widow Katherine J., 12/1/1915, VT, not approved
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: Pension shows service in 38th NY INF; more off-site. See UVM's Center for Digital Initiatives

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Weathersfield Bow Cemetery, Weathersfield, VT

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Leavitt J. Hunt

The Vermont Journal, March 2, 1907

Weathersfield

Col. Leavitt J. Hunt died in Claremont, N. H., February 16, where with Mrs. Hunt he was spending the winter, as had been his usage for several years. He was born in Brattleboro, February 22, 1830, the son of Jonathan Hunt. His brothers were William Morris Hunt, the artist, and Richard M. Hunt, a well know architect of New York. The deceased married Catherine Jarvis, daughter of Consul William Jarvis of Claremont. He completed a course at the military school in Thun, Switzerland, and later took the degree of L.L.D. from Heidelburg university in Germany, and L.L.B. from Harvard. While at the latter institution he was a member of the Porcelian and Hasty Pudding clubs. At the outbreak of the civil war he entered the army of the Potomac, in the third army corps, on General Heinzelman's staff and was brevetted colonel. At the close of the war he took up the practice of law in New York city, and later came to Weathersfield to make his home. He is survived by his widow and by three sons and two daughters, Capt. Clyde DeVernet Hunt of San Diego, Cal., U. S. A., Jarvis Hunt of Chicago, Leavitt Jarvis Hunt of New York, Miss Maude Dacre Hunt of Weathersfield and Mrs. Henry S. Taintor of Rowayton, Conn. Funeral services were held at the Episcopal church, Claremont, members of the G.A.R. in which the deceased was especially interested, acting as honorary escort. The remains were brought here for burial.

Contributed by Cathy Hoyt.