Benning Leavitt 2nd, Civil War Soldier
Soldier's Record, Town of Chicopee
Benning Leavitt 2nd
Born in Chicopee, Mass ___ Son of Daniel Leavitt, ___ by occupation a Boffin Maker, ___ Unmarried, ___ at the age of 18 enlisted for three years in the 27th Regiment of Infantry, Mass. Vols. Company G. ___ and was mustered into service September 20th, 1861.
Served in all the movements of the regiment, engaging in the battle of Roanoke Island, and Newbern until the last of July, 1862. At that time he was obliged, on account of sickness, to abandon a part of his regular duties; and although he was not taken to the hospital, the Surgeon soon became convinced that he was not physically qualified to endure the fatigue and exposure incident to a soldiers life.
He was, therefore, discharged on the 12th of September, 1862, and returned to Chicopee.