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This Week in the American Civil War: May 17-23, 1865

Information courtesy of the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force (www.mncivilwar150.com and “Minnesota Civil War 150” on Facebook)   Major Highlights for the Week Wednesday May 17, 1865 Major General Phil Sheridan was assigned to general Federal command west of the … Continue reading

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Sultana Documentary to be filmed

A new documentary film about the SS. Sultana, which perished on the Mississippi River on April 27, 1865 killing approximately 1,800 of her 2,427 passengers when a boiler exploded, is in the works with an anticipated release of April 2015, … Continue reading

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Steamboat SULTANA biographical information

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) x 7. Engines, 25’s … Continue reading

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Sultana Descendants to hold reunion this weekend

Courtesy of Sultana Remembered Reunion 2011 This year’s annual Sultana Reunion is in Mansfield, Ohio April 29-30! If you haven’t done so already, now is the time to make your reservations at the Holiday Inn by calling (419)525-6000 for Friday, … Continue reading

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A Soldier’s Story [Sultana Remembered]

“A Soldier’s Story” – from the Sultana A new website was launched last month called Sultana Remembered, by the Association of Sultana Descendants and Friends. This is one of their stories. In April of this year, seventy-five members of the … 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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Learning history ‘hands on’: MC history class helps curate Civil War exhibit

From Maryville College Courtesy of the Daily Times, Maryville, Tennessee African-Americans relied on songs and symbols to communicate the locations of the Underground Railroad. The explosion of the SS Sultana in 1865 resulted in the greatest maritime disaster in United … Continue reading

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