Saturday, August 14, 2004

Sultana's Explosion in Mississippi River

This week's Family Trees column features a book written about the explosion of the Sultana, just north of Memphis on the Mississippi River. The overloaded boat had picked up passengers (mostly soldier) in Vicksburg. More than 1800 of the 2400 passengers on board died. There is also a query posted regarding the Winston County Porter and Loftin families.


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