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Wednesday Brown Bag Lunch Program: The Sinking of the SS Sultana: An American Tragedy
Join Friends in welcoming Don Wiles, discussing one of the largest maritime disasters in American history
In the early morning hours of April 27, 1885, the SS Sultana exploded on the Mississippi River. Many of the 2,000 passengers on board, including 1,100 Union solders recently released from military prisons, were killed. Friends member Don Wiles, a descendant of a survivor of the Sultana tragedy, will discuss how one of the largest maritime disasters in American history occurred 18 days after the Civil War officially ended. The presentation includes speculation about how the explosion happened, Army corruption, greed, conspiracy theories, rescueView more
Event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited.
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Seating will begin at 11:00 a.m. Seating is limited.
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