Raising The Sultana

James Cass Mason

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Status
Crew
State
Missouri
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Ex Prisoner of War ?
Yes
Capture Date
0000-00-00
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Fate
Died
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Captain of the Sultana James Cass Mason rose to fame as Captain of the "Sultana" when the steamer exploded on the Mississippi River on April 27, 1865. From St. Louis, Missouri, he was born about 1830 and was last seen onboard the Sultana throughing anything possible overboard for floating devices. He was married to Rowena M. Dozier, a member of a prominent family in St. Louis who never had children and never remarried. Captain Mason was presumed a casualty as he was never seen again.
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