Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Botkins in:
 • Andersonville National Cemetery
 • Andersonville National Historic Site
 • Macon County
 • Georgia
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial! Advertisement

Changes are coming to Find A Grave. See a preview now.

William Innes Botkin
Learn about upgrading this memorial...
Birth: Apr. 8, 1832
Clark County
Ohio, USA
Death: Jun. 15, 1864
Sumter County
Georgia, USA

Andersonville, or Camp Sumter as it was officially known, was one of the largest of many Confederate military prisons established during the Civil War. It was built early in 1864 after Confederate officials decided to move the large number of Federal prisoners kept in and around Richmond, Virginia, to a place of greater security and a more abundant food supply . During the 14 months the prison existed, more than 45,000 Union soldiers were confined here. Of these, almost 13,000 died from disease, poor sanitation, malnutrition, overcrowding, or exposure to the elements. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Jeremiah Botkin (1784 - 1861)
  Anna Ellsworth Botkin (1790 - 1864)
 
 Spouse:
  Nancy Evaline Morris McCormack (1833 - 1910)
 
 Children:
  William L. Botkin (1862 - 1862)*
 
 Siblings:
  Levi Sanford Botkin (1809 - 1883)*
  Amos H. Botkin (1817 - 1894)*
  Moses Ellsworth Botkin (1819 - 1898)*
  George W Botkin (1822 - 1900)*
  William Innes Botkin (1832 - 1864)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Andersonville National Cemetery
Andersonville National Historic Site
Macon County
Georgia, USA
Plot: Grave #1368
 
Created by: Lisa Swanson Ellam
Record added: Apr 10, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 68190397
William Innes Botkin
Added by: Lisa Swanson Ellam
 
William Innes Botkin
Cemetery Photo
Added by: Kevin Frye Andersonville Historian
 
 
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

Excerpt from, "The Soldier's Grave": "Tread lightly, tis a soldiers grave, A lonely mossy mound, and yet to hearts like mine and thine, It should be holy ground. Speak softly, let no careless laugh, No idle, thoughtless jest, Escape your lips where sweetl...(Read more)
- Soon And Very Soon
 Added: Apr. 26, 2017
Rest peacefully with the Lord, William
- Cheryl Mueller
 Added: Mar. 5, 2017
Co F 45th OH INF died in Andersonville prison Civil War
-Anonymous
 Added: Feb. 28, 2015
There are 4 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
 
 
 Advertisement

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service