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 William J. Botkin

William J. Botkin

Ohio, USA
Death 15 May 1864 (aged 29)
Andersonville, Sumter County, Georgia, USA
Burial Andersonville National Historic Site, Macon County, Georgia, USA
Plot Grave #1970
Memorial ID 35885219 · View Source
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Residence: Not Listed. Enlistment Age-30.

Enlisted: Aug 6, 1862. Private.

Mustered into Co "F" 45th OH Infantry. Died of disease
while a POW at Andersonville Prison.

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.

Listed: POW, Nov 15, 1863 at Holston River,TN.
Photo taken by Kevin Frye
Andersonville Historian

The Andersonville records show the following.

Code No: 11368
Grave No: 1368
Last Name: Botkin
First Name: William
Rank: Private
Company: K
Regiment: 45
State: OH
Branch Of Service : Infantry
Date of Death: 6/15/1864
Cause of Death: Anasarca
Remarks* W. J. BOTKIN [2]; W. J. BOTHIN [3]; SEE ALSO CODE # 11368 [ED]
Reference: p 44 [3]; p 338 [419], OH ADG RPT, VOL IV: 338
Place Captured: Holston River, Tennessee
Date Captured: 11/15/1863
Alternate Names: BODKIN
Status: Died at Andersonville
Muster date: 8/6/1862
Age at Muster: 27
More Information Available : NO

2 = Headstones of Andersonville National Cemetery; March 1990.

3 = List of Union Soldiers Buried at Andersonville; Dorence Atwater, 1865.

419 = Ohio Roster, Vol IV

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Siblings Half Siblings
Gravesite Details Cemetery Records. Ohio Rosters 1861-65





  • Maintained by: Lisa Swanson Ellam
  • Originally Created by: Ted Myers
  • Added: 14 Apr 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 35885219
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for William J. Botkin (6 Nov 1834–15 May 1864), Find A Grave Memorial no. 35885219, citing Andersonville National Cemetery, Andersonville National Historic Site, Macon County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Lisa Swanson Ellam (contributor 46985338) .