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Sgt Edwin Bolin
Birth: 1840
Death: Aug. 17, 1864
Georgia, USA


Andersonville (Georgia) Prison Camp, where over 13,000 POW's perished,

Libby Prison in Richmond was comprised of three 4-story warehouses, which were dismantled piece by piece after the war and reassembled in Chicago. When torn down, a farmer named Davis bought some of the timbers and built a massive barn in Hamlet, in LaPorte County, Indiana. The timbers still bore the assembly marks such as "Third Floor E" and names carved by prisoners...

Sergeant Edwin Bolin was a member of the 35th Indiana Infantry and died 8/17/64 at Andersonville of Diarrhea. Records state that he was buried in grave #6018, but that record was changed by the QM in 1913, to reflect that he is not buried at Andersonville.
Edwin was born in 1840 and joined the 35th Reg't Ind. Inf. for a three year period on October 18, 1861. He was taken prisoner at the Battle of Stones River on January 2, 1863, confined at Richmond and paroled on January 20. He was then captured at the Battle of Chickamauga on September 19, 1863 and after being sent to Richmond and Danville, he ended up at Andersonville. He was admitted to the Andersonville hospital on August 4, 1864 where he died of scorbutus (scurvy) and diarrhea on August 17. Notes in his "memorandum from prisoner of war records", which were written concurrently, state he was buried at Andersonville prison in grave #6018. Later records indicate this grave was occupied by E. Bolan, F Co., 35th Div. New York. The confusion on Edwin's final resting place seems to come from the Adjutant General's office acknowledging that "(t)he name of E. Bolan does not appear upon any rolls of 35 New York Vol. Inf. on file in this office" They consequently made the change you refer to.
A third brother, George Wesley Bolin, also served in the same Company and, like Edwin, was captured at Stones River and Chickamauga. He was confined at Andersonville where he was admitted to the hospital August 4, 1864 with scurvy. He was returned to prison November 2, paroled at Savannah, Ga on Nov. 21 and discharged February 7, 1865. He returned to Wabash Co., married in 1868 and in 1893 moved his family to Castle Rock Minnesota where he died April 8, 1913.
---Robert Bolin
San Diego, Ca


Andersonville (Georgia) Prison Camp, where over 13,000 POW's perished,

Edwin Bolin (First_Last)
Regiment Name 35 Indiana Infantry
Side Union
Company F
Soldier's Rank_In Sgt
Soldier's Rank_Out 1 Sgt
Elisha Bolin 1816 1905 (died in Seneca County, Ohio)
Mary Miller 1817 1854 (d. Seneca County, Ohio)

Edwin had 5 siblings. 
South Pleasant Methodist Church Cemetery
North Manchester
Wabash County
Indiana, USA
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Record added: Apr 13, 2011
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Sgt Edwin Bolin
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Sgt Edwin Bolin
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