The Steamer Sultana

The Steamer Sultana (tmp-50472)

Location: Vicksburg, MS 39180 Warren County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 21.045', W 90° 53.027'

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On April 24, 1865, the Sultana left Vicksburg with over 2,300 Union soldiers aboard, many of whom were former prisoners of war. Some 200 civilians were also on board, despite a legal limit of 376 people. Due to a faulty boiler, the Sultana exploded north of Memphis, killing at least 1,800, the greatest maritime disaster in U.S. history.
HM Numbertmp-50472
Year Placed2001
Placed Bythe Mississippi Department of Archives and History
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, May 27th, 2017 at 6:29pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 699142 N 3581283
Decimal Degrees32.35075000, -90.88378333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 21.045', W 90° 53.027'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 21' 2.7" N, 90° 53' 1.62" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)601, 769
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1201-1299 Levee St, Vicksburg MS 39180, US
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