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The Civil War - The steamer Sultana, April explodes with newly freed Union prisoners of war aboard on the Mississippi just above Memphis.

Because of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln 12 days earlier, the tragedy of the Sultana was not given the attention it deserved in the press.

Historic marker of the Sultana disaster in Marion, AR Most of the new passengers were Union soldiers, chiefly from Ohio and just released from Confederate prison camps such as Cahawba and Andersonville


21 Images Depicting the Sultana Disaster of 1865

Civil Wars, American History, Raising, Us History

A place for descendants and friends of the Civil War's maritime disaster, the SS Sultana.

Tackling the mystery of the SS Sultana image (my gr.grandfather was on this boat)