Tag Archives: Sultana

Book Review: Destruction of the Steamboat Sultana

Gene Eric Salecker’s Destruction of the Steamboat Sultana: The Worst Maritime Disaster in American History is a combination of modern and historical who-done-it writing. It is as good as it gets! This book, at first glance, is a carefully researched discussion of the … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Sultana Museum Receives A New Grant & Future

There’s interesting preservation news from Marion, Arkansas! The Sultana Historical Preservation Society learned that the Union Pacific Railroad Board has approved a $10,000 grant which would allow the preservation society to undertake renovations and create a new home for the … Continue reading

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Remembering the Sultana in Memphis

ECW is pleased to welcome a contribution today from Curt Fields, Ph.D., the nation’s foremost Ulysses S. Grant living historian. Chris Mackowski’s post about the Sultana on April 27—the 155th anniversary of its sinking—prompted Curt to pass along a few … Continue reading

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The Unlikely Sultana Monument

April 27 marks the anniversary of the explosion of the riverboat Sultana, which blew up on this date in 1865 near Memphis, TN. Overloaded with more than 2,100 passengers—most of them paroled Union prisoners—she went down when three of her … Continue reading

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