Forgotten History: The Sultana Disaster

| August 2, 2016

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Forgotten History: The Sultana Disaster

While the sinking of the Titanic is known all over the world, the Sultana disaster has been a footnote in American History.

In 1865, as the rest of the nation was distracted by the news that John Wilkes Booth had been caught and killed, one of the biggest maritime disasters of the world took place. On the murky waters of the Mississippi River, over a thousand lives were lost.

With such a huge casualty, this should have been front page news. Sadly, it was overshadowed by other events. Over 1800 brave soldiers died on the ill fated passenger steamer Sultana and the tragedy was known to very few.

This book is about what happened on the morning of April 27th, when soldiers who had just been liberated from the war camps stood on board the Sultana waiting eagerly to finally go home. It is a story of courage, greed and heartbreak that history forgot.

This book also contains the stories of the survivors and their comrades who were lost.

Here Is A Preview Of What You’ll Learn…

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