Alliance in Stark County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Sultana Tragedy
Erected 2011 by "Scotty" Hays and the Friends of the Cemetery-The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 23-76.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 40° 55.867′ N, 81° 6.717′ W. Marker is in Alliance, Ohio, in Stark County. Marker is on West Vine Street (Cemetery Entrance) east of North Rockhill Avenue. Click for map. This
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Deceased of Co. F. 115th Ohio Volunteer Infantry (here, next to this marker); Mabel Hartzell (approx. 0.4 miles away); Alliance-Birthplace of Ohio's State Flower - The Scarlet Carnation (approx. 0.7 miles away); Lexington Quaker Cemetery (approx. 2.1 miles away); Deer Creek Quaker Cemetery (approx. 5 miles away); Marlborough Quaker Burying Grounds & Meeting House (approx. 5 miles away); Atwater Coal Company Mine Disaster (approx. 6.4 miles away); Friends Burying Grounds (approx. 8.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Alliance.
More about this marker. The reverse side of this marker is The Deceased of Co. F, 115th Ohio Volunteer Infantry-posted separately
Also see . . . The Sinking of the Sultana. The New York Times' Disunion article on the sinking of the Sultana:...At 2 a.m., when the ship was just seven miles upriver from Memphis, three of its four boilers exploded. Nearly 1,800 people, mostly Union soldiers, died in what remains the worst maritime disaster in American history (Submitted on April 27, 2015.)
Categories. • Disasters • War, US Civil •
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