naval disaster

The Sultana.

by Daniel Russ on September 30, 2014

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  The Sultana, overloaded, poorly repaired, burns in the night   At the end of the Civil War, millions of POWs on either side were being returned home. Not wanting to miss a chance to finally leave the horrid south, a side-wheel steamboat, the Sultana, left port on April 21st, 1865 with about  2,427 men onboard […]