Family Reunion Remembers Survivors of Civil War Disaster
Steamboat Sultana Exploded April 27, 1865 on the Mississippi
by Harmon Jolley
posted May 18, 2009
The Sultana, loaded with prisoners to be transferred, was photographed at Vicksburg. Click to enlarge.
That much sounds like many family reunions. What made this a special day, however, was that a page from Civil War history, and two Wade ancestors’ role in it, was being recalled as a part of the reunion. On April 27, 1865, brothers William and Silas Wade became among the minority of survivors of the explosion of the steamboat ship Sultana...
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