The Sultana tragedy

America"s greatest maritime disaster by Jerry O. Potter

Publisher: Pelican Pub. Co. in Gretna [La.]

Written in English
Cover of: The Sultana tragedy | Jerry O. Potter
Published: Pages: 300 Downloads: 68
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Places:

  • United States,
  • Mississippi River

Subjects:

  • Sultana (Steamboat),
  • Steamboat disasters -- Mississippi River -- History -- 19th century.,
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Prisoners and prisons.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 287-292) and index.

StatementJerry O. Potter.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsE595.S84 P68 1992
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 300 p. :
Number of Pages300
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1549870M
ISBN 100882898612
LC Control Number91029521
OCLC/WorldCa24318094

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  The Mississippi River steamboat/paddlewheeler, SS Sultana, was destroyed in an explosion on Ap This was the greatest maritime disaster in United States history. An estimated 1, of the 2, passengers were killed when three of the ship’s four boilers exploded almost at once and the Sultana sank into the Mississippi near Memphis. The Sultana Tragedy | "Lee Surrenders!" "President Murdered!" "Booth Killed!" screamed the headlines of American newspapers in April , leaving little room for mention of a maritime disaster that to this day stands as America's : Pelican Publishing Company. Get this from a library! The Sultana tragedy: America's greatest maritime disaster. [Jerry O Potter] -- On Ap , the Sultana, a foot, wooden-hulled steamboat, exploded on the Mississippi River near Memphis, Tennessee. More than 1, men, mostly Union soldiers on their way home from.   Alan Huffman is the author of a new book on the April explosion of the steamer “Sultana” on the Mississippi River. The disaster killed an estimated 1, people – .

THE SULTANA TRAGEDY America’s Greatest Maritime Disaster By Jerry O. Potter HISTORY / United States / Civil War Period () HISTORY / Military / Naval pp. 6 x 9 53 Photos 16 Illustrations Appendix Notes Biblio. Download file size: MB ISBN: epub file. The Sultana Tragedy. By. Jerry O. Potter, Pelican Books, Considered by most one of the best books on the subject. It was being referred to this book by our friend Jane Singer that lead to the North & South article. Potter does not believe that sabotage was the likely cause of the explosion, but does talk about the Memphis article, which he called the “strongest support for the sabotage.

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The Sultana Tragedy: America's Greatest Maritime Disaster Hardcover – Febru by Jerry Potter (Author)Cited by: 5. The Sultana Tragedy: America's Greatest Maritime Disaster by Jerry O.

Potter is a thoroughly researched book that details the terrible tragedy of the explosion and sinking of the Sultana (a ft wooden-hulled steamer) on Ap outside of Memphis on the Mississippi River/5. Because of the timing of the sinking, coverage of the Sultana's demise was scant, and the tragedy has passed almost unnoticed in the pages of American history.

In this highly documented book, author Jerry Potter focuses on how greed, indifference, gross stupidity, and criminal misconduct reaching as far as the White House led to the overloading of the Sultana at Vicksburg/5(27).

I saw the word "Sultana" and thought - "Good, a book about the steam ship disaster in April that my great-grand Uncle Samuel Jenkins survived." What I didn't read - in small print on the book jacket - was "surviving the Civil War, prison and the worst maritime disaster in American History"/5.

THE SULTANA A book report taken from the book 'The Sultana Tragedy' written by Jerry O. Potter The worst maritime tragedy in American History happened at a.m.

Apon the Mississippi River near Memphis Tennessee. When a foot wooden hulled, 3 story steamboat carrying over passengers exploded. Author of the book Disaster on the Mississippi, Salecker is among the world’s most renowned experts on the Sultana and has researched nearly every person involved with the Sultana.

The museum’s most important mission, O’Neal says, is to provide a detailed commemoration of each and every passenger on board that night. Memphis attorney Jerry Potter has spent years studying the tragedy, and he is the author of the book The Sultana Tragedy: America's Greatest Military Disaster.

He puts the number on board the Sultana at about 2, and believes that about 1, people were killed. It was also a treat to meet author Alan Huffman (with Anne, at right), whose book, Sultana: Surviving the Civil War, Prison,and the Worst Maritime Disaster in American History, features Anne’s ancestor, Romulus Tolbert of the 8 th Indiana Cavalry.

The explosion aboard the Sultana resulted in the greatest loss of life ever in U.S. waters and one of the greatest maritime losses in history, but that puts the tragedy in only partial perspective. More people died aboard the Sultana than died when the Lusitania was sunk off Ireland in by a German submarine.

The horror of the Sultana tragedy was multiplied by its futility. Headlines in the Memphis Daily Appeal screamed: ‘IT WAS MURDER!’ And the newspaper was correct. There was no military reason requiring or justifying the placement of so many soldiers aboard the Sultana. The real cause of the disaster was not the failure of the patch on the boiler, but the conspiracy of greed at Vicksburg that put the quest for Author: Historynet Staff.

The Hardcover of the The Sultana Tragedy: America's Greatest Maritime Disaster by Jerry Potter at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $35 or Brand: Arcadia Publishing SC. The Sultana Tragedy Military Ap Comments: 2 Ap – The steamboat Sultana exploded and sank on the Mississippi River.

As many as 1, recently released Federal prisoners of war were killed in the worst maritime disaster in American history. The worst maritime disaster in American history, the sinking of the Sultana is a forgotten tragedy lost in the turmoil of the times—the war's end, the assassination of President Lincoln, the pursuit of John Wilkes Booth.

Alan Huffman presents this harrowing story in gripping and vivid detail and paints a moving portrait of four individual /5(9). Started this book review about months ago with the intention of adding to it and didn't get back to it promptly. Here we go. The 1st 4 chapters of the book cover the history of the Sultana itself and the mechanical problems it had,the release of the prisoners from Andersonville and Cahaba who would end up on The Sultana, the process by which The Sultana was chosen and it's final journey.

The tragedy of Sultana. Under the command of Captain James Cass Mason of St. Louis, Sultana left St. Louis on Apbound for New Orleans, Louisiana. On the morning of Ap she was tied up at Cairo, Illinois, when word reached the city that President.

Reverend Chester Berry’s book on the Sultana disaster is another historical masterpiece. Originally published init was the first ever book on the subject. What sets this book apart from all the others is that it is neither a first-hand narrative or a historical retelling of the events of the sinking of the Sultana init is both5/5.

Buy a cheap copy of The Sultana Tragedy: America's Greatest book by Jerry O. Potter. On Apthe Sultana, a foot, wooden-hulled steamboat, exploded on the Mississippi River near Memphis, Tennessee.

More than 1, men died. Free shipping over $Cited by: 5. InSultana survivor Chester D. Berry published his book, "Loss of the Sultana and Reminiscences of Survivors", which also includes Henry H.

Gambill's account of the Sultana tragedy. Unfortunately, the Sultana disaster was overshadowed by Lincoln's assassination on Ap and the subsequent capture and death of John Wilkes Booth on. According to The Sultana Tragedy, as investigations began, Hatch apparently tried to destroy the evidence by dumping it into the Ohio River.

But. The Shipwreck That Led Confederate Veterans To Risk All For Union Lives. An engraving of the Sultana explosion, published in Harpers Weekly, An estimated 1, people died in the explosion and ensuing fire — more than died in the sinking of the Titanic.

Because of the timing of the sinking, coverage of the Sultana's demise was scant, and the tragedy has passed almost unnoticed in the pages of American history. In this highly documented book, 3/5(3).

The Sultana disaster killed an estimated 1, or more of the passengers — a death toll higher than caused by the sinking of the Titanic half a century later. Because of the timing of the sinking, coverage of the Sultana's demise was scant, and the tragedy has passed almost unnoticed in the pages of American history.

In this highly documented book, author Jerry Potter focuses on how greed, indifference, gross stupidity, and criminal misconduct reaching as far as the White House led to the overloading of the Sultana at Vicksburg.3/5(2).

The keynote speech was delivered by steamboat scholar Gene Salecker, author of the book Disaster on the Mississippi. The site of the reunion in Cahaba, Alabama (a.k.a., Old Cahawba) was chosen because many of those that died on the Sultana were Union prisoners that were freshly released from Cahaba Prison at the close of the Civil War.5/5.

Group A: Excerpts from The Loss of the Sultana and Reminiscences of Survivors: Book of survivor stories and memories, collected by Chester D. Berry and published in27 years after the disaster. And, that greed, corruption and the human elements are the primary story that was conveyed in two books on the subject by Jerry Potter and Gene Salecker.

This is also the story that will be investigated in the Sultana documentary, Remember The Sultana, that will premiere on April 27th to mark the th anniversary of the tragedy.

The Sultana Tragedy: America's Greatest Maritime Disaster by Jerry O. Potter (, Hardcover)/5(5). Sultana: Surviving the Civil War, Prison, and the Worst Maritime Disaster in American History eBook: Huffman, Alan: : Kindle Store/5(29).

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Princess, More Tears to Cry. ISBN - Transworld Doubleday UK publisher (Aug ) Princess, More Tears to Cry is the fourth in the Princess Sultana series about the world's most beloved Saudi princess, Princess Sultana.

The princess has been an Genre: Non-fiction. Sultana: The Novel For the th anniversary of the Sultana tragedy– Early on Apthe foot wooden steamer Sultana exploded on the Mississippi about nine miles north of Memphis.

On board were more than 2, Union troops. Of those, anywhere from 1, to 1, died.The most terrible steamboat disaster in history was probably the loss of the Sultana in Some 1, returning Union Veterans died yet the tragedy got very few headlines.

Late in April ofthe Mississippi stood at flood stage. Too few know the tragic story of the Sultana. saw the end of the Civil War, and the Sultana steamboat was carrying nearly 2, Union prisoners .