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Loss of the Sultana and Reminiscences of Survivors

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Originally published in 1892, Loss of the Sultana and Reminiscences of Survivorsis a collection of first-hand accounts by those who lived to tell the story of perhapsthe worst maritime disaster in U.S. history.On the Mississippi River just above Memphis at two o?clock on the morning of April27, 1865, the steamboat Sultana, carrying over 2,400 passengers (it was licensed to ...more
Hardcover, 472 pages
Published July 28th 2005 by Univ Tennessee Press
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VerJean
Jan 04, 2013 VerJean rated it it was amazing
Not one that many would enjoy, but fits my genre of 'untold' stories of vast proportion.
RW and I read article in Michigan History Magazine about Chester D. Berry and his story of the explosion of the Sultana in 1865.
Somewhere in my stacks is the book I chased down from the 90's - "Disaster on the Mississippi" - Salecker, but not yet read.
Forward by David Madden, nearly rants about this being the worst maritime disaster in the U.S. and among the top events of U.S. fatalities - yet ignored, ignore
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Edward Sullivan
An excellent primary source on this subject.
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