Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

28/2/2013

Death on the Mississippi: The maritime tragedy that cost more lives than the Titanic… but history has forgotten

It remains the worst maritime tragedy in US history, and cost more lives than the sinking of the Titanic, but the Sultana disaster is a story history has largely forgotten. In April 1865, at least 1,700 people, mostly Union soldiers returning home after the end of the Civil War, lost their lives when the riverboat exploded on the Mississippi. for more click here

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