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Mansfield in Richland County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Sultana Disaster

 
 
The Sultana Disaster Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 6, 2009
1. The Sultana Disaster Marker
Inscription. In Memory of the 73 men of the 102nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry who died as a result of the steamship “Sultana” blowing up on April 27, 1865 while returning 2,400 prisoners of war, on the Mississippi River. The result was the loss of over 1,800, the greatest maritime disaster in U.S. history. The 102nd Regiment was formed in Mansfield, Ohio and mustered in on September 6, 1862. This regiment lost the most men of any infantry regiment as a result of this disaster.
 
Location. 40° 45.371′ N, 82° 32.537′ W. Marker is in Mansfield, Ohio, in Richland County. Marker can be reached from Mapledale Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in Central Park, off Brinkerhoff Avenue, about 200 feet SW of the Blockhouse. Marker is in this post office area: Mansfield OH 44906, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John Chapman (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Cannons (within shouting distance of this marker); 120th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Memorial (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); "Johnny Appleseed" Monument (about 700 feet away); Mansfield Block House
The Sultana Disaster 102nd Ohio Infantry Roll of Honor image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 6, 2009
2. The Sultana Disaster 102nd Ohio Infantry Roll of Honor
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Sultana Tragedy (approx. 1.4 miles away); Commander Edward Parker Wood (approx. 1.4 miles away); Madison Township Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Building (approx. 1.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Mansfield.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
The Sultana Disaster 102nd Ohio Infantry Roll of Honor image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 6, 2009
3. The Sultana Disaster 102nd Ohio Infantry Roll of Honor
The Sultana Disaster 102nd Ohio Infantry Roll of Honor image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 6, 2009
4. The Sultana Disaster 102nd Ohio Infantry Roll of Honor
The Sultana Disaster 102nd Ohio Infantry Roll of Honor image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 6, 2009
5. The Sultana Disaster 102nd Ohio Infantry Roll of Honor
The Sultana Disaster Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 6, 2009
6. The Sultana Disaster Marker
At far right. John Chapman obelisk at center and Civil War cannon at far left.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,730 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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