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Steamboat SULTANA biographical information

Easy AdSense by Unreal The following information is from Way’s Packet Directory 1848-1994 compiled by Frederick Way Jr. The SULTANA is vessel number 5216 in the directory. SULTANA SW p wh b. Cincinnati, Oh., 660 tons. 260×42 (39 ft. floor) … Continue reading

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On this date in Civil War history: April 27, 1865 – Tragedy on the Mississippi – Sultana explodes, thousands die

On 27 April 1865, the steamboat Sultana exploded and sank in the Mississippi River near Memphis, Tennessee, causing the greatest marine disaster in U.S. history. Approximately 1,700 people, mostly discharged Union soldiers, lost their lives on a frigid spring night … Continue reading

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