S.S. Sultana Disaster (150th Anniversary)


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Today is the anniversary of the S.S. Sultana disaster on the Mississippi River.

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If you wrote a fiction about men that survived up to 9 months of hell on earth (Andersonville) survived that, and perished in an overloaded riverboat disaster, it would not sell because no one would consider it credible ....reality is often harsher and more incredible than fiction
 

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If you wrote a fiction about men that survived up to 9 months of hell on earth (Andersonville) survived that, and perished in an overloaded riverboat disaster, it would not sell because no one would consider it credible ....reality is often harsher and more incredible than fiction
Amen!
 

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If you wrote a fiction about men that survived up to 9 months of hell on earth (Andersonville) survived that, and perished in an overloaded riverboat disaster, it would not sell because no one would consider it credible ....reality is often harsher and more incredible than fiction
Men from the Cahaba Prison were also on the boat , they had had to travel from the prison site to Vicksburg to be exchanged and then they got on the Sultana.
 



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