William Innes Botkin

Photo added by Lisa Swanson Ellam

William Innes Botkin

  • Birth 8 Apr 1832 Clark County, Ohio, USA
  • Death 15 Jun 1864 Sumter County, Georgia, USA
  • Burial Andersonville National Historic Site, Macon County, Georgia, USA
  • Plot Grave #1368
  • Memorial ID 68190397

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.


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  • Created by: Lisa Swanson Ellam
  • Added: 10 Apr 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 68190397
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Innes Botkin (8 Apr 1832–15 Jun 1864), Find A Grave Memorial no. 68190397, citing Andersonville National Cemetery, Andersonville National Historic Site, Macon County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Lisa Swanson Ellam (contributor 46985338) .