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When the steamboat Sultana exploded in the Mississippi River in April of 1865, more than 1,700 perished. The tale is made even more heartbreaking considering that most were Union prisoners of war, finally released by from the horrors of Confederate prisons and on their way home. This relatively unknown event, lost in the pages of Civil War history, is still the worst maritime accident in United States history. The story of how this event happened, although heartbreaking, is also significant and fascinating.
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River Historian Bill Wiemuth has lectured aboard riverboat cruises for the past 15 years. He shares a passion for these amazing stories and their significance in the development of our country. Enjoy!