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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1846

Vol. II

(Born Va.)

Archibald B. Botts

(Ap'd at Large)


Archibald Blair Botts.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1842, to July 1, 1846, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 4th Infantry, July 1, 1846.

Served in the War with Mexico, 1846‑47, on the Rio Grande Frontier.

Died Jan. 1, 1847, at Camargo, Mex.: Aged 20.

Buried, Shockoe Hill Cemetery, Richmond, VA.​a

Thayer's Note:

a His handsome epitaph, not transcribed at the linked site, is worth being found by search engines and read:

Sacred to the memory of
Lieut. Archibald B. Botts
of the 4th U. S. Infantry,
who died at Camargo, Mexico
Jan. 1, 1847

He graduated at the U. S. Military Academy
in June 1846.
His classmates have erected this monument,
to evince their lively appreciation of his character
in which shone preeminent a high sense of honor,
an excellent intellect and a generous heart.
His body is here assimilating with earth;
his virtues displayed through his life
shall live forever.

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