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Sinking the Sultana : a Civil War story of imprisonment, greed, and a doomed journey home / Sally Walker.

Walker, Sally M. (Author). Metzger, Janet , (narrator.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Mitchell Comm. PL - Mitchell J 973.77 WAL (Text) 36823001571846 J Audiobooks Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781536685480 (audiobook)
  • Physical Description: [4 sound discs (approximately 4 hours 8 min.)?] : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [Grand Haven, Michigan?] : [Brilliance Audio], [2017].
  • Distributor: Old Saybrook, Connecticut : www.micromarketing.org

Content descriptions

General Note: [Typographic symbols and accents removed for systems compatibility.]
Participant or Performer Note: Read by Janet Metzger.
Summary, etc.: "In 1865, the Civil War was winding down and the country was reeling from Lincolns assassination. Thousands of Union soldiers, released from Confederate prisoner-of-war camps, were to be transported home on the steamboat Sultana. With a profit to be made, the captain rushed repairs to the ship so the soldiers wouldnt find transportation elsewhere. More than 2,000 passengers boarded in Vicksburg, Mississippi...on a boat with a capacity of 376. The journey was violently interrupted when the ships boilers exploded, plunging the Sultana into mayhem; passengers were bombarded with red-hot iron fragments, burned by scalding steam, and flung overboard into the churning Mississippi. Although rescue efforts were launched, the survival rate was dismalmore than 1,500 lives were lost. In a compelling, exhaustively researched account, renowned author Sally M. Walker joins the ranks of historians who have been asking the same question for 150 years: who (or what) was responsible for the Sultanas disastrous fate"-- Provided by publisher.
Source of Description Note: Title and description based on researched data; resource not viewed.
Subject: Sultana (Steamboat)
Steamboat disasters > Mississippi River > History > 19th century.
Soldiers > Indiana > Biography.
Prisoners of war > Alabama > Biography.
United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865 > Prisoners and prisons.
Genre: Children's audiobooks.

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