Raising The Sultana

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  • The Gator Killer: Story of Pvt. William Lugenbeal

    Pvt. William Lugenbeal could not swim. Looking for something - anything - thatfloats he remembered seeing a large wooden cage used on the boat to store thealligator. He broke the lock to the storage room under the main stairs,bayoneted (stabbed it) the unfortunate animal and emptied him onto the deck. He went into the water with the wooden cage. He climbed inside and paddled with his hands an...

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

  • Wreck Of The Sultana

    No single event during the war so startled and shocked the North as that which has since been known as the "Sultana Disaster." On the 23rd day of April, 1865, the steamer Sultana left Vicksburg with a total of passengers and crew of 2,141 persons. Of this number thirty-five were Federal officers and 1,996 Federal soldiers, recently having been released from Catawba, Enterprise and Anders...

    Read More | Roshan Gautam | 20 January 2013 | Comment(s)