The Loss of the Sultana

The Loss of the Sultana (HM26VL)

Location: Marion, AR 72364 Crittenden County
Country: United States of America
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N 35° 12.906', W 90° 11.897'

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Early on April 27, 1865, the overcrowded steamboat Sultana exploded on the Mississippi River near Marion, Arkansas. The vast majority of the Sultana's passengers, believed to number over 2000, were Federal soldiers, recently released from Confederate prisons. Approximately 1500 people perished; this remains the worst tragedy in American nautical history.
HM NumberHM26VL
Series This marker is part of the Daughters of the American Revolution series
Year Placed2000
Placed ByThe Arkansas State Society Daughters of the American Revolution
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, April 15th, 2018 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 755024 N 3900494
Decimal Degrees35.21510000, -90.19828333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 12.906', W 90° 11.897'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 12' 54.36" N, 90° 11' 53.82" W
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Area Code(s)870
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 56-198 N Currie St, Marion AR 72364, US
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