Raising The Sultana

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  • Philadelphia Inquirer, April 29, 1865

    FRIGHTFUL STEAMBOAT EXPLOSION! THE "SULTANA" BLOWN UP. 1400 Paroled Union Soldiers Scalded to Death and Drowned!St. Louis, April 28. — A telegram has been received by the military authorities from New Madried, that the steamer Sultan, with two thousand paroled prisoners, exploded her boilers, and that fouteen hundred lives were lost.Second DespatchCAIRO, April 28. — The steamer Sultana,...

    Read More | Roshan Gautam | 13 March 2013 | Comment(s)

  • The Unknown Hero of the Sultana

    You may think why in the world you would find a story about a confederate soldier in the middle of all of these Union soldier’s stories. Well I believe the Unknown Hero deserves his story told for his heroic efforts that saved many lives.  You see he didn’t look at himself as the enemy on this dark early morning of April 27, 1865, but a person who had already seen so much death decided to u...

    Read More | Roshan Gautam | 08 March 2013 | Comment(s)

  • Disaster of the Sultana.

    This is perhaps the most frightful disaster ever recorded in the annals of steam navigation. It is stated that over fifteen hundred (1,500) lives were lost. The Sultana was built at Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1863. She was of 660 38-100 tons burden, (old measurement;) had accommodations for seventy-six (76) cabin passengers, and three hundred (300) deck passengers. She had four highpressure boilers, 18...

    Read More | Roshan Gautam | 04 March 2013 | Comment(s)