Sultana Tragedy - Alliance, Ohio
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member lonewolf5929
N 40° 55.868 W 081° 06.737
17T E 490547 N 4531118
Quick Description: The paddle wheel boat Sultana sank on April 27, 1865 near Memphis, Tenn.
Location: Ohio, United States
Date Posted: 9/10/2014 2:55:01 PM
Waymark Code: WMMF0J
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Team RAGAR
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Long Description:
The Sultana was built in 1863 and was 260' long. It ran from St. Louis to New Orleans sometimes for the military to carry troops. In 1865 it was bringing troops home who were released from prison camps in the south. While in port in Vicksburg for some repairs 100's of soldiers streamed on board overloading the boat. At Memphis while under full steam the boilers exploded killing 1800 people 791 from Ohio. The marker is in Alliance City Cemetery honoring the men from Company F from Stark County.
Marker Number: 23-76

County: Stark

Significance of Location: Event

Bicentenial Mark: no

Additional Coordinate: Not Listed

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Website address: Not listed

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